June 2021 MEETING BY ZOOM
Writing a Memorable Memoir
Saturday June 12, 2021 at 10 am
Our presenter for June is Maggie Downs. Her presentation/discussion will focus on the structure of memoirs and how to write a book or essay that isn't simply a retelling of events but something rebirthed into art. This is what makes Cheryl Strayed's Wild a riveting literary narrative and not merely a diary of 94 days on a hike — we're not reading for the trail, we're reading for what Strayed has done with it. I'll offer examples of different approaches to structure and show you some tricks for finding the one that works best for your story.
Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10 am
Guests are welcome to attend at no charge!
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Maggie Downs is an award-winning writer based in Palm Springs, California, and the author of Braver Than You Think: Around the World on the Trip of My (Mother's) Lifetime (Counterpoint Press, 2020). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Palm Springs Life, and McSweeney's, among others, and her essays have been anthologized in The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology: True Stories from the World's Best Writers and Best Women's Travel Writing.