AW6-23 Memoir Writing; Telling Your Story
with Erika Nichols-Frazer
Memoir Writing; Telling Your Story
Have you always thought about telling your story by writing a memoir but need help getting started? Then, join Erika Nichols-Frazer, author of the memoir FEED ME: A Story of Food, Love and Mental Illness (Casper Press, Dec. 2022) for this informative workshop. Learn basic principles and common themes of memoirs, look at and discuss sample excerpts, and write with prompts to generate ideas from participants' lives. There will be time for anyone who wants to share what they've written and get feedback from the instructor and each other.
This workshop will be held at a favorite spot for book lovers; Bridgeside Books on Stowe Street in Waterbury. Surround yourself with books and other writers and get inspired! Participants should bring their preferred choice of writing materials; pen/paper/journal/ or tablet for this class.
Open to adults & teens 14+
More about Erika
Erika has also published more than 30 essays, short stories, and poems in literary magazines and has a poetry collection coming out with Main Street Rag in August 2023. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and a BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She was the editor of an anthology of mental health recovery stories (a topic she is passionate about). Erika owns Good Wolf Literary Services, an editing business, has previously worked as a Developmental Editor at New Degree Press, and has edited books in a variety of genres as well as facilitated and participated in many writing workshops.
Erika has taught writing to all ages in a variety of settings, from teens at the Governor's Institutes of Vermont to teens and adults at Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, as well as coached writers of all ages. In her role as a Developmental Editor at New Degree Press, she has helped writers in all genres (including many writing memoirs) to complete the first draft of their books.
Jun 12th, 2023
Mon for 1 week from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
29 Stowe Street
Waterbury, VT 05676 Get directions