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7:00 - 8:30pm: Memoir Writing Workshop Intro with Helen Condon. Why write a memoir? Memoirs release us from demons. They allow us to connect with others. Life Writing gives us the freedom to reclaim our lives. You’re reconstructing by the telling.
This workshop by Helen Condon will provide participants with some of the tools and techniques for writing their own life’s stories. The workshop begins on Friday, August 24th from 7:00 – 8:30 with an introductory session (with refreshments) and continues on Saturday, August 25th from 10:00 – noon.
Participants should bring a notebook and pencil for writing. Appropriate for adults. Please come willing to share your thoughts.
Helen Condon holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has written a memoir entitled “The Big Rug,” the story of grieving for her husband of 33 years and producing a 15X18 foot braided rug in forty one days. As she says, “Writing a memoir can be cathartic and may release pent-up emotions you are unconsciously hiding. It did so for me, and I hope it can do so for others.
This two-day festival is supported by public funds from Humanities New York, Poets and Writers, and the Mohawk Regional Economic Development Initiative, administered by the New York State Council on the Arts. For further information, contact John McKeeby, Executive Director of the Schoharie River Center at 518-875-6230