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The Hero's Journey in Memoir

Finding Your Theme and Story Arc

2019-09-21 09:30:00 2019-09-21 16:30:00 America/New_York The Hero's Journey in Memoir Developing a memoir involves more than just a linear retelling of our life experiences. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Saturday, September 21
9:30am - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-21 09:30:00 2019-09-21 16:30:00 America/New_York The Hero's Journey in Memoir Developing a memoir involves more than just a linear retelling of our life experiences. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Meeting Room 162 (20)

Developing a memoir involves more than just a linear retelling of our life experiences.

Memoir-writing involves going beyond an itinerary of our lives and finding the stories embedded within our situations. This workshop will help you reflect on the key questions and themes or through-lines that run through your narrative. Through a series of writing exercises and short readings, we will explore possible themes and look at the structure of memoir, along with the persona of the narrator--and how writers represent themselves as characters or personas on the page.

Please bring a 1-2 paragraph description of your book project, answering the question, "What is your book about?"  You do not need a definite answer at this time, but this will give you a starting point for this class.

There will be a one-hour lunch break. You may bring a brown bag lunch to eat at the library or leave the library to get lunch. 

Judah Leblang is a Cleveland-raised and Boston-based writer and storyteller. His commentaries and essays have been broadcast on 200 NPR and ABC-radio network stations including WKSU and WGBH in Boston. He is the author of the memoir Finding My Place (Lake Effect Press, 2012), and Echoes of Jerry (Red Giant Books, 2019). He has performed his one-man shows at Fringe Festivals in Minneapolis, Chicago, and in Winnipeg, Canada, and at community centers in the Northeast and Midwestern US.

TAGS: | Writing |

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

seumgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
Branch manager
Brijin Boddy

Hours
Mon, Aug 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 14 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Aug 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Aug 16 Closed

About the branch

Passport processing and photo services are available at this location 7 days a week, no appointment necessary.

Upcoming events

Canceled
Sat, Aug 15, 9:00am - 4:30pm
A free all-day conference for fiction writers. While focused on romance writing, the conference also features general craft talks and writer wellness information benefiting all fiction writers.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a lively discussion of this month's title led by branch staff. Copies available at the library one month prior to the discussion.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Artist, Rozenia Cunningham will teach beginners to advanced students various mediums and painting techniques through guided instruction.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
An open mic session for previous workshop participants.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Speak one-on-one with Dr. Mary Weems, the 2019-2020 Writer in Residence.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Get feedback on your poem.

Canceled
Fri, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Canceled
Fri, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
One-on-one meetings with Deanna Adams, a seasoned multi-published writer to discuss your writing needs.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for an introduction to our imaging equipment available in the Memory Lab. We will cover how to use the document scanner, as well as the slide and photo scanner.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 25, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches for non-native speakers of the English language.

Canceled
Fri, Aug 28, All day
Set up book sale.

Canceled
Fri, Aug 28, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Canceled
Sat, Aug 29, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Find a wonderful selection of bargains at our book sale. All types of materials for all age groups will be available. Proceeds help support library programming.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 31, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Wed, Sep 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.

Sun, Sep 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A new poetry open mic, moderated by the City of South Euclid's first Poet Laureate, "Doc" Janning.

Mon, Sep 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.