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Memoir Writing Workshop at Marshall
May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event will be held at the Marshall-Lyon County Library. Additional events will be held throughout the county. Click here for more information.
Beginning Memoir: Finding the Story. Do you have a memory that shimmers in your mind? One that begs to be written? Do you find it difficult to get started? Through the use of prompts and free writes, we’ll get those memories on paper. We’ll talk about the basics of memoir and the details that bring them to life. You’ll leave this class with at least three works in-progress and ideas for many more. This is a 4-hour session.
Angela Foster is a poet and memoirist who teaches creative writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. Angela received a 2017 Loft Literary Center Excellence in Teaching Award. The New York Mills Cultural Center granted her a writing residency and she received a Minnesota State Arts Grant in 2017. Other awards and recognition include a hand-carved chair and the title “Bard” from the Cambria Eisteddfod competition in New Ulm, MN, a performance by the Petaluma Readers Theatre in California of her memoir piece, Brat, and the selection of a haiku written by Angela for “Poetry on the Sidewalk” at the Pine City library. Angela holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Nonfiction from Pine Manor College in Boston, MA. She served as co-editor of County Lines: 87 Minnesota Counties, 130 Minnesota Poets, published by Loon Feather Press (2008) and co-authored Farm Girls with her sister, Candace Simar, released by RivePlace Press in 2013.
This activity is funded in part or in whole with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.