Make Yourself Memorable at the SPL

Join fellow writers at the central branch of the Somerville Public Library (79 Highland Ave.) for this free, four-week, memoir-writing workshop with Medford-based writer and storyteller Judah Leblang. Judah is the author of Finding My Place: One Man’s Journey from Cleveland to Boston and Beyond. He is also a columnist for Bay Windows newspaper and a radio commentator. This workshop has been funded by the Friends of the Somerville Public Library. In this course, participants will: · Discuss the process of writing memoirs and what makes a good story · Look at examples of short memoir vignettes and discuss what makes them effective · Refine our pieces in a workshop format and receive supportive/constructive feedback · Participate in an optional group reading at the library The dates for the workshop are: Three Thursdays: March 14, 21, and 28, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. and one Saturday: April 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (This will be the reading for students who choose to participate.) Please be aware that these are NOT drop-in workshops. To participate, you must register with Judah for the whole course. Enrollment is limited to 15 people. There are already people registered, so act now! You can register by e-mailing Judah at lakeeffectpress@gmail.com or calling him at 617-466-9637. See also http://www.lakeeffectpress.com/ for more information about Judah and his work.

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