Fall Memoir Class – Public Reading “Family”
December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library’s fall Memoir Writing Class will present a public Memoir Reading on Monday, December 4th at 6:00 pm in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. The class will share first-person stories they’ve written about creating family, losing family, ending family due to domestic abuse, providing care to a family member with dementia, coming of age on a family farm, taking family vacations, and inheriting a family’s premature gray hair.
“The idea of family – what it is, what it isn’t and what it can be – has captured the attention of this group of writers,” says Daphne Larkin, who teaches the eight-week memoir writing class. “In their stories, the class has examined almost every angle of family life, sharing experiences, views and life lessons, while mining a full range of emotions as they tell their truth.”
During the class, some participants wrote first person stories to pass down to family members, while others continued working on book-length projects. For these memoir writers, there is no greater reward than exploring their lives by writing about them.
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.