Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents More Micro-Memoir, a six-week long workshop with Linda Lowen, September 13 – October 18, 2022. The class will be held online Tuesdays, from 10 am to 12 noon. Once you register and pay, you will be given instructions on how to join the class.
Memoir doesn’t have to cover decades to tell a story. Sometimes a single moment, vividly depicted, illuminates a life. If you’ve wanted to write memoir but are overwhelmed at the immensity of the task—or you’re already writing but need a fresh approach—consider micro memoir. The smaller format can be freeing, allowing you to focus on an event that serves as a microcosm of the larger experience. In this workshop you’ll write short 200-word pieces and discover less is more. Weeks 5 and 6 we’ll focus on Tiny Love Stories, relationship tales of 100 words or less, and you’ll come away with one piece suitable to submit to the New York Times column of the same name.
In this continuation of Micro Memoir (short creative nonfiction in 200 words or less) we’ll focus on this tight form of writing, looking at either its placement in a longer piece (mosaic essay), as an interlude worked into longform writing, or on its own — highlighting publishing outlets that welcome it. This class is intended for those who’ve already taken Micro Memoir with Linda, either at Writers in the Mountains or another workshop elsewhere.
A book reviewer for Publishers Weekly, Linda’s nonfiction has been published in the New York Times and in the anthology “Tiny Love Stories: True Tales of Love in 100 Words or Less” (Artisan Books 2020). Her writing advice has appeared in The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazines. She teaches creative nonfiction at the Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse, NY, and has led workshops at the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival and HippoCamp, the annual CNF conference sponsored by Hippocampus magazine. Her website is lindalowen.com.
To register, e-mail email@example.com. To register online, visit writersinthemountains.org. Class fee is $125.
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