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NAMW Teleseminars

The National Association of Memoir Writers brings together a variety of experts and professionals in the field of writing for our community and our members.  These memoir writing professionals share their wisdom and insights on persisting through the challenges and making your life’s story an engaging work. Learn the craft of memoir writing from others who have forged paths from memories to published stories.

October 2020 Member Teleseminar

October 2020 Member Teleseminar

How to Write Snapshots: the 100 word Memoir Grant Faulkner  October 23, 2020 11 AM PDT  | 12 PM MDT  | 1 PM CDT |  2 PM EDT As memoirists, we are challenged by words—which words, how many? How few? I’ve been exploring the idea of finding a way to write shorter, using...

October 2020 Member Teleseminar

How to Write Snapshots: the 100 word Memoir
Grant Faulkner 
October 23, 2020
11 AM PDT  | 12 PM MDT  | 1 PM CDT |  2 PM EDT

As memoirists, we are challenged by words—which words, how many? How few? I’ve been exploring the idea of finding a way to write shorter, using fewer words. A long narrative memoir style is not for everyone—and we can celebrate that there are many forms a memoir can take.

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August 2020 Member Teleseminar

August 2020 Member Teleseminar

Kate Farrell
Storytelling Techniques for Memoir
August 14, 2020
11 AM PDT  |  12 PM MDT |   1 PM CDT  |   2 PM EDT
In the oral tradition, the storyteller is the narrator for the story, omniscient, the one who interprets the characters, emotions, and meaning, and who frames the story. We will explore how to use this objective point of view in memoir, and talk about how to develop voice in writing memoir through the use of storytelling techniques.

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July 2020 Member Teleseminar

July 2020 Member Teleseminar

Eileen Cronin
The Courage to Write your Truth
July 24, 2020 
11 AM PDT  |  12 PM MDT |   1 PM CDT  |   2 PM EDT
Creative writing is a courageous act, and writing memoir takes that act to a whole new level. As memoirists, we are tasked with turning our intimate moments into art.

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June 2020 Member Teleseminar

June 2020 Member Teleseminar

June 26, 2020
11 AM PDT  |  12 PM MDT |   1 PM CDT  |   2 PM EDT
Martha Alderson
Express Yourself without Fear or Doubt

I’d like to welcome Martha Alderson to NAMW again to talk about her new book Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt, Emotional Traps, and Other Creative Blocks, and offer us some tips on how to break through the blocks that keep us from exploring our creativity and expressing ourselves freely and without fear.

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May 2020 Member Teleseminar

May 2020 Member Teleseminar

May 22, 2020 
11 AM PDT  |  12 PM MDT |   1 PM CDT  |   2 PM EDT
Sue William Silverman 
The Haunting: On Turning Our Real-live Ghosts into Memoirs
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What haunts you: a deceased mother, an all-too-alive father, a current or former partner, a religion, a former home? The importance of discovering and confronting our obsessions, and crafting “mere” events into haunting, emotionally resonant metaphors, can result in a fully realized piece of writing.

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