In our February Roundtable, Sharon Lippincott is going to talk about her research and insights about the nature of memory—an important topic for memoir writers—and we look forward to your questions and response to the questions and issues you have about memory in writing memoir.

This is a free event and open to the public.   Sign up at the bottom of the page to get call info and replay.

Topics will include:

  • How do you remember what you remember?
  • Do you do research to support your memories?
  • What about family input – who’s right?
  • Do you and your family and friends remember things very differently?

Join us for this discussion that sparks many articles and debates in the memoir writing community. Google such authors as Vivian Gornick, Mary Karr, Jennifer Lauck, Kathryn Harrison to read what they have to say about memory and memoirs.

Date: February 9, 2012  

Time: 4 PM PST, 5 PM MST, 6 PM CST, 7 PM EST

Sharon Lippincott is a life writing teacher and coach and the author The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing, The Albuquerque Years, Meetings: Do’s, Don’ts, and Donuts, and the popular Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing blog and stories and essays in assorted publications. She serves on the Advisory Board of NAMW and  teaches lifestory, memoir, and creative writing classes at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. She leads writing groups at Gilda’s Club and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center. She is currently collaborating with the Allegheny County Library Association to establish lifestory writing groups in all county libraries.