All News

Memoir Writing Group

What better time than now to write your story!? Welcome back Penelope Ghartey for a Memoir Writing Group. We will meet in person the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 2pm at the Delaware Free Branch. This is a group in which we will share our writings, so please come prepared if possible. Our first meeting on Wednesday, January 10th will focus on basic formatting and organizing skills that every writer should know. Our adult programmer, Ciera, will walk writers through using Microsoft Word and Google Docs. New and seasoned writers are welcome! 

First time Memoirists will enjoy exercises to help them find memoir-worthy stories. They’ll learn to evaluate and group these stories to find a structure, narrative thread, or theme. Finally, they’ll produce a stand-alone mini-memoir consisting of three to four pieces.Intermediate Memoirists will evaluate the pieces they have written to find common characters, time frames, or themes. Study different ways of integrating the stories, such as flashbacks, alternate chapters, or narrative voice. Finally, begin a trial manuscript incorporating one or more of the ways you plan to structure the memoir.Penelope Ghartey is a local resident and Ph.D. Educator with more than 20 years of experience teaching Literature and Writing at High Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Personal Writing Workshops. 

For more information, e-mail or call the library at (845) 887-4040. Visit our calendar to register for this workshop. 

« Back to All News