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Grand Marais, Minnesota. Photo by author.

I’m so excited to offer again a memoir workshop weekend in Grand Marais this year! I had a fabulous time teaching the class last July; I’m happy I was invited back!

The class will cover the following:

  • Definitions of memoir/personal essay
  • Identifying inner and outer stories
  • Universal themes in memoir
  • Truth and memory
  • Types of essays
  • Organization and structure
  • Placing your work in magazines and literary journals
  • The agent/editor search

We will do writing and reading exercises such as:

  • Finding the inner and outer story
  • Working with description, dialogue, scene
  • Sentences structure
  • Editing
  • Action vs. reflection

Give yourself a little treat by escaping to Grand Marais for a weekend of writing along the beautiful shore of Lake Superior! Grand Marais was named the “coolest small town” in the U.S. in 2015 by Budget Travel. Not a surprise: this amazing little town is gorgeous and welcoming any time of year.

The class is Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days with a lunch break. More details, including registration, here.

If you have any questions, please reach out. Whether you are just starting to think about writing a memoir, or whether you’ve already done some work on one, I’d love to see you there!