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 Here at the National Association of Memoir Writers, we are so pleased to be joining with Theo Pauline Nestor to help sponsor a day long event featuring Anne Lamott as keynote speaker–Bird by Bird & Beyond This will be a day focused on building storytelling skills and work strategies for writers and others interested in personal narrative, and it’s open to everyone. No previous writing experience required.

In the morning Theo Pauline Nestor, Candace Walsh, and Tanya Taylor Rubinstein will teach a series of classes in the three most popular genres of personal narrative: Memoir, Essay, and Solo Performance. The classes’ primary focus will be on concrete techniques that build a story up and hold it together; the secondary focus will be on understanding and developing our own individual styles of work and developing strategies that get us to the work and keep us there.

After lunch and an on-stage interview with Nestor, Anne Lamott will give her talk “Almost Every Single Thing I Know About Writing,” during which she’ll share with us not only how she does what she does so well but also “why writing might be a matter of life and death” and the beloved topics of “messes,” “hysteria,” and “despair.” The talk will be followed by a Q & A session and a book signing.

See a complete schedule of the day’s events here.

To Register, click on the orange Eventbrite button.

Holiday Discount Tickets now on sale for $295.00 (includes lunch)

Eventbrite - Bird by Bird & Beyond: Building Your Storytelling Skill Set

Bird by Bird & Beyond is a Theo Nestor Productions event. Theo Nestor Productions produces events for writers that focus on craft, community, and inspiration such as Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat with Cheryl Strayed and Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive with Julia Cameron and Natalie Goldberg.

Listen to Linda Joy’s interview with the Bird by Bird and Beyond Faculty on this podcast — click here.



I look forward to meeting you at this wonderful event!

–Linda Joy

President of the National Association of Memoir Writers

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