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Memoir Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Diggs – Week 5 of 6
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Everyone has a unique life. A Memoir shapes the experience of that life into a personal narrative using words and images that resonate beyond the personal to the universal. The true story of one’s life reveals us to ourselves and connects us to each other. A personal or family memoir is a treasured legacy that often resonates for a wider audience one has never met. The goal of the workshop is for members to help each other shape a true story of 30-60 pages or more. Limited to 10 participants.
Three writers will present work at each session. There will be a suggested reading list and short handouts. Writing prompts in class will suggest ways to inspire and focus imagination and memory.
Elizabeth Diggs is a playwright who taught for 30 years as Professor of Dramatic Writing at Tisch / NYU. She is recently retired and working on a memoir. Her plays have been produced at theatres nationwide and published by Dramatists Play Service. She also wrote for the groundbreaking TV drama, St. Elsewhere. Honors include an NEA grant and a Guggenheim fellowship. She is a graduate of Brown University (BA) and Columbia (M.A., Ph.D.). She has lived in Austerlitz since 1982.