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March Memoir Writing Morning at Lounge Writers

 3/28 Class - How to Start a Memoir with Gila Green - $40/$32 For Members$40.00

Only 10 available

Date: 3/28

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 PDT

Cost: $40/$32 for members

Class Level: Emerging - Intermediate

Link and materials will be emailed at least 30 minutes before class.

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Memoir is as popular as ever. An increasing number of people have realized that their oral histories and stories are in danger of disappearing. That's one of the reasons why memoir's popularity remains steady. We read each other's stories to build empathy, to explore new realities, to escape, and let's not forget: to be entertained. Memoir is ideal for our modern search for hope in what is for many an increasingly lonely world. The 21st century reader has made memoir in-demand reading.

In this two-hour workshop, we will use short readings and instructor critiques to teach participants how to begin a memoir. We will focus on carving beginnings down to their essence, while still conveying meaning through the successful interplay between character, conflict, and theme. There will be a writing exercise and group and instructor feedback.

Workshop objectives:

  1. To sharpen the difference between memoir, fiction, and autofiction.
  2. To analyze a variety of ways writers can begin their memoir. 
  3. To increase your confidence as a memoir writer. 
  4. To add depth to your beginning or in other words, to begin with intention.

Your Instructor: Canadian Gila Green is the Israel-based author of four novels: King of the Class, Passport Control, White Zion, and No Entry and dozens of short stories. She enjoys writing about daring heroines who find themselves in extraordinary situations. Gila is an editor, an EFL college lecturer and a mother of five who has lived in Canada, Israel, and South Africa. 

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Gila is a rare creative mentor who focuses on the craft and intention of the work. She encourages her students to push their creative boundaries. I had the pleasure of working with her individually on some of my own creative work, and I felt empowered by her clear guidance and encouragement to focus on the work. It helped me grow as a writer. Author Anastasia Wasko, USA

Gila is great!
I gave her my first draft of the first fiction book I ever attempted, for copy editing.
She was quick, thorough, flexible, and very generous with her time.
And very sensitive to a first-time writer's feelings. Entrepreneur Jeremy Esekow, Raanana

As members of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Gila and I have swapped several manuscripts as each other's beta reader. Her comments have been both helpful and supportive. She is a consummate professional, a writer/editor with a heart, delivering her services in a timely and diplomatic manner. I recommend her highly. Author & Filmmaker, USA and Tel Aviv,  Marc Kornblatt

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