In memoir, writers use the specific details of their lives to connect to broader universal themes and experiences. In this hands-on workshop designed for writers at all levels, we will look at several examples of place-based writing, and complete several brief writing exercises designed to sharpen your use of geographic place, physical setting, and sensory details to enrich your personal writing. Writers are encouraged to have pictures and other personal mementos handy for our writing exercises. By the end of the session, you will have ideas to continue your works in progress and new tools to enrich your writing.
Judah Leblang is a Boston-based writer, teacher and storyteller who grew up in Beachwood, OH. His essays and commentaries have been broadcast on 200 ABC-radio and NPR stations around the US. Judah is the author of Finding My Place: One Man's Journey from Cleveland to Boston and Beyond and has performed his original show, "One Man's Journey through the Middle Ages" at fringe festivals around the US. Judah's latest memoir, Echoes of Jerry, is the story of his connection with his deaf uncle and the deep bond between them. He teaches memoir writing at Grub Street in Boston and for Literary Cleveland.
A meeting link will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour prior to the start of the program. Staff will be available for help with connecting to Zoom and technical issues beginning 15 minutes prior to the program. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. If you have questions about this program, please contact Laurie Kincer at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch at 216-382-4880.