Memoir-Writing Workshop

Re-Imagining Memoir Through Scene:

This writing workshop will focus on the main building block of story — scene. Through fun writing exercises and instruction, you’ll learn strategies to re-imagine a story, set the scene, and get it on paper. While geared towards memoir writers, this class will be helpful to anyone attempting to tell a story, real or imagined

This is a 90 minute class to be held at the following times and locations:

Thursday, May 16: 4 – 5:30 pm at Cottonwood Community Library, 86 W Main Street, Cottonwood
Friday, May 17: 10 – 11:30 am at Boulder Estates, 601 Village Drive, Marshall
Friday, May 17: 4 – 5:30 pm at Tracy Public Library, 189 3rd Street , Tracy

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 workshop to be held at the Marshall-Lyon County Library on Saturday, May 18th from 9 am to 1 pm.

About the Instructor

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.

 You can learn more about Angela Foster at her website:
Pre-registration is not required for these events, but it is strongly recommended due to limited space. Reserve your spot by contacting us here; calling 507-537-7003; or emailing: (put “memoir” in the subject line).
Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment logoThis activity is funded in part or in whole with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.