Everyone Has a Story That Deserves to be Told
The Craft of Memoir
Join us at Writers Forum on Saturday, September 9
when our general meetings resume.
Writers Forum board member George T. Parker will provide encouragement and tools for helping you get your story written and published. George will help you identify your story, show you narrative techniques to help you tell it, and give you a roadmap to publication. The program will use examples from nationally recognized memoirists such as Cheryl Strayed (Wild) and Mary Karr (The Liar’s Club, Lit) as well as local memoirists such as Steven T. Callan (The Game Warden’s Son) and Edna Eades, RN (Who is This Man: A Journey Through Alzheimer’s), as well as George’s memoir in progress (Yo2).
George has been working in natural resources since coming to California in 1986, and writing informally alongside his day jobs all that time. The journal he kept while on a Yosemite backcountry trail crew is providing the raw material for a memoir. He has worked for the California Conservation Corps, National Park Service, Tenera Environmental Services, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (even back when they were called the Department of Fish and Game). He has worked on backcountry trails in the Sierras and NorCal mountains, salmon and steelhead habitat restoration in the Klamath and Trinity River watersheds, several fish studies in the Delta, wildland fire fighting, and wilderness search and rescue. Visit George Parker at https://grinningdwarf.com and at https://ccchardcorps.wordpress.com
This presentation will include a raffle with special prizes in keeping with the topic of memoir.
Writers Forum meets from 10:30am – 12:30pm monthly on the second Saturday (except for July and August) in the All Saints Episcopal Church Memorial Hall Room located at 2150 Benton Drive, Redding, CA. Doors open at 10am. The public is welcome to get acquainted with two free visits before joining. Annual membership dues are $25.
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