April National Association of Memoir Writers Member Teleseminar
April 27, 2012 11 AM PDT 12 PM MDT 1 PM CDT 2 PM EDT
We are so pleased to welcome Marion Roach Smith, author of The Memoir Project to talk about The Territory of Memoir!
Memoir is about territory. To write a piece of memoir, you have to stake out what’s yours, define it and walk its perimeter. The good news is that your territory is smaller than you think, and is defined by an area of your expertise. Me? I’m a woman, a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer and a board member, to name only a few areas of my expertise. You? You, too, are many things. Writing from one area at a time will free you from the common mistake of most memoir – the urge to tell too much, too fast.
What members will gain from the experience:
- They will learn what memoir is not
- They will learn what memoir does best
- They will learn what memoir is supposed to do for the reader
- They will learn what memoir can do for the writer
Marion Roach Smith believes that everyone has a story to tell. The author of four books, her most recent book is The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing–And Life. Under the name Marion Roach, she’s the author of The Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning and Sexual Power of Red Hair, a wild blend of memoir and history; co-author with forensic pathologist Michael Baden, M.D., of Dead Reckoning; and Another Name for Madness, the first, first-person account of a family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, Prevention, The Daily News, Vogue, Newsday, Good Housekeeping, Martha Stewart Living, Discover and The Los Angeles Times. A commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, she is also heard on Martha Stewart Living Radio, Sirius/XM 110. www.marionroach.com
If you are a member of the National Association of Memoir Writers, you will receive an email with the call in number. If you are not yet a member, please visit our membership information page to find out more!