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Around the World in 7,000 Words – Public Reading
May 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library’s spring Memoir Writing Class will present a public Memoir Reading on Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 pm in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. The program “Around the World in 7,000 Words” will feature the group’s first-person stories written during the eight-week class. Nine class members will take the audience on a tour around the world, travelling from Africa to Paraguay to Honduras, Massachusetts to Connecticut to Wisconsin, the Deep South, and back home to Transylvania County.
“This promises to be a memorable evening for what could be more interesting than hearing our neighbor’s true stories, the ones that matter, the ones we carry?” said Daphne Larkin, who teaches the memoir writing group. “This class is a strong group of writers with stories that range from the wonder of a small child seeing the Northern Lights for the first time, to a medical missioner in Honduras living through a coup, to losing a beloved dog who ‘saved’ a family, to having the courage to stand up to the condemnation of a congregation for loving someone.”
During the eight-week class, participants have written extraordinary stories, some of which will become books, others a theme-based collection of essays, and still others simply deeply-felt, first person stories, some to pass down to family members. For memoir writers, there is no greater reward than remembering, recording, rewriting, and editing a story to remember.
The Memoir Writing Class and the public Memoir Reading are made possible by the Friends of the Library. The public is invited to attend the program, which will last approximately one hour. For more information about the program, visit library.transylvaniacounty.org or call 884-3151.