Memoir Writing Group Continues:
Cathie McFarland Facilitates Popular Program
Are you interested in recording your cherished memories, or recording family stories?
If so, consider participation in this popular program, which is now beginning its fourth year. Memoir writers hone their writing skills, exercise creativity, sort out and seek to understand events of their past, achieve greater self-knowledge, interact with others in the writing process, and share their fascinating and unique stories with others, particularly family and friends.
In an article from the journal Writer, author Jon Reiner describes the benefits of memoirs, “Mining one's life for material is impossibly tempting, because that material is so available, like it's been delivered expressly for your use.”
Cathie McFarland is well equipped to guide the participants through the journey to retrieve and share their recollections in a written memoir. Ms. McFarland earned a B.A. in English from Texas A&M and a M.A. in English from the University of Houston. She taught English to high school and undergraduate college students. Participants can expect Ms. McFarland to introduce memoir writing, offer advice and prompts, read the memoir and comment on it (if desired by the writer).
The meeting will be held at the Causeway Branch Library from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, beginning January 9 to May 8. There will be a break in meetings during June and July. Meetings will resume August 14 and continue to December 11.
The event is free and open to the public, and registration is recommended. Light refreshments will be available. Seating space is limited to adults. Please stop by the Causeway Branch, 3457 Hwy 190, Mandeville, or call 985-626-9779 to register, or register online at the following web address: http://register.stpl.us/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp.