This class is for any woman, at any writing level, who wants to venture in the direction of memoir writing. The class will do short writing exercises, discuss methods, and listen to each other's stories. This will happen in a confidential and respectful environment where the group can learn from each othe."/>


This class is for any woman, at any writing level, who wants to venture in the direction of memoir writing. The class will do short writing exercises, discuss methods, and listen to each other's stories. This will happen in a confidential and respectful environment where the group can learn from each othe."/> ‘Memoir Writing for Women’ workshop coming to BIG ARTS | News, Sports, Jobs - SANIBEL-CAPTIVA - Island Reporter, Islander and Current
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‘Memoir Writing for Women’ workshop coming to BIG ARTS

By Staff | Jan 5, 2010

BIG ARTS is ramping up for a big month of workshops in January. A new class has just been added, “Memoir Writing for Women,” with Betty Sprague and Martha Soshnick.

This class is for any woman, at any writing level, who wants to venture in the direction of memoir writing. The class will do short writing exercises, discuss methods, and listen to each other’s stories. This will happen in a confidential and respectful environment where the group can learn from each other.

A memoir is a personal story that can range from autobiography to one’s story of the drama of deciding to take a memoir-writing course. This memoir course will use writing exercises from texts of Anne Lamott, Natalie Goldberg, and Don Murray. There will be no long homework assignments, participants will decide how much they want to write out of class. Participants will be sharing writing with each other during class.

The class meets Thursdays, Jan. 21 through Feb. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Betty Sprague is a former school teacher, educator for University of New Hampshire writing workshops, and Doctoral Candidate who supervised interns and did research on writing programs for teachers.

Martha Soshnick’s varied career as a welfare worker in the ghetto, psychiatric social worker and attorney, plus some of her eccentric relationships are grist for her memoir writing. She has been published in professional legal journals and in the Harvard Institute for Learning and Retirement Review.

BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America.

For further information about workshops, classes and events at BIG ARTS, to purchase tickets, sign up for workshops or become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.