Memoir night at the library

At the Royal Oak Public Library: It’s All About You: How to Write Your Memoir, Wednesday, July 8, 7:00pm. 

DSCN2101Join me for a summer evening discussion about the craft of memoir. Whether you want to write a personal essay for publication or a book for your family legacy, this talk will help you get started. We’ll work from my favorite “Map of Your Life” exercise, and discuss the secrets of staying out of the editor’s slush pile. New and experienced writers welcome.

Copies of my own memoir, Writing Home, will be available at a discount to attendees. This class is free to the public, but seating is limited. Advance registration required. Please phone the Royal Oak Public Library (248-246-3700) or visit for details.

7 thoughts on “Memoir night at the library

  1. Cindy I took your memoir workshop at a conference this weekend and it has led to a breakthrough in my own writing, which was the exact thing i hoped for! I’m so happy you’re running the class again as I linked to this post on my blog:)

  2. Cindy, hello. And thank you for bringing more valuable and helpful discussion to the ROPL. It will soon be on the online library system but I already called in and registered. Looking forward to seeing you.

  3. Cindy, in case it wasn’t apparent, I wanted to let you know that last night was a bit of a milestone for me. Your class was the first time I had gone “public” with the idea of my memoir. It was spontaneous yet deliberate and I was really looking at peoples’ reaction – I didn’t see any frowns. With your help I have gone to first person and now taken a step toward getting comfortable outside my immediate family. For me this was no small thing, as the details will tell. Thanks much. I went home and wrote about 500 words.

    • Jim, You made my week — thanks so much for sharing this with me. It’s because of people like you that I continue to teach these classes at the ROPL. I love doing it, but the reward is knowing that I’ve inspired writers like you in some way!

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