This workshop is designed for aspiring and lapsed writers of memoir and personal essay who need a jolt of inspiration. Writers of fiction will benefit as well. Mary-Lou Weisman, author, personal essayist and memoir writer will lead participants through an interactive series of motivating exercises, such as how to identify your perfect subject, write a compelling lead, capture your best ideas, insist upon energetic verbs and sensuous adjectives, invent realistic dialog, and avoid boring the reader.
Register online; $15 fee includes snacks. Limit: 30 participants.
Weisman has written two memoirs (Intensive Care and Traveling While Married); a biography (Al Jaffee's Mad Life); and a bestselling humor book (My Middle-aged Baby Book). As an adjunct professor, she has taught writing, both memoir and personal essay, at The New School, New York University, Manhattanville College, and at both Westport and Norwalk Continuing Education programs.