To write memoir, family history, personal essay, or other forms of creative nonfiction, writers need to mine memories, to excavate the past, and recreate the events, conversations, places, and emotions that memory evokes. But memory is often uncooperative. What happens when we can’t access the whole story? When details are cloudy? When the puzzle pieces don’t seem to fit?
In this interactive, generative workshop, Lisa Romeo will teach you some new tools, techniques, and craft approaches, that help writers shape incomplete, inaccessible, or elusive memories. Practice new ways to dislodge mental blocks, sweep out the sand, and strike something solid, and move from muddled memory, to putting something interesting on paper.
Lisa Romeo is the author of Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love after Loss, (University of Nevada Press May, 2018).
She works as an editor, teacher, and freelance book manuscript editor. Lisa’s work is listed in Best American Essays 2016, and she has been nominated for additional BAE and Pushcart Prize awards.
Part of the founding faculty, Lisa is now Thesis Director for the Bay Path University MFA program, and she has taught previously at Rutgers and Montclair State Universities. She also leads workshops for The Writers Circle in northern New Jersey, coaches writers privately, and is an editorial consultant. She created and for six years ran the popular online *I Should be Writing* Boot Camp course for experienced writers of all genres.
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