Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring

Words are Worth 1000 Pictures: Writing your Memoirs

Facilitator: Sue Reynolds

The old adage says that a picture is worth a thousand words, but that’s only true when everyone recognizes the pictures. How many times have you flipped through an old family photo album and wondered, “Who are those people with Grandma?” “Wonder where that was taken?”

It’s stories that we are hungry for: stories of our grandparents and great grandparents. Stories of what life was like for our families in “the old days”. Stories of when our parents were young. And it’s stories of us and the events that made us who we are that our children and our children’s children will yearn for.

In this course you will learn techniques for telling your stories in ways that capture the interest and imagination of your reader. In this course, we will explore: what it means to write well about the self and about others in our lives; what it means to tell the truth about our life experience in writing; we will be listened to deeply and will listen to others deeply as we explore our lives through writing and share our lives through story.

Each week participants will be offered optional homework to encourage them to pursue this discipline of getting their lives down on paper.

The best writing in the memoir class as chosen by the Blue Heron Selection Panel, will be forwarded to editor Adrienne Kerr at Penguin Canada for personal feedback and consideration.

Wednesday afternoons, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 8 weeks, starting September 26th.

Location: Blue Heron Studio Space in Uxbridge

Registration fee: $240.00 plus HST


To Register: go to BLUE HERON BOOKS and sign up there.