Write Your Story in Darien Library’s Memoir Class on Oct. 21

Have you ever wanted to write the story of your life? Darien Library is offering a short-form memoir class for aspiring writers.

In this six-week class, writers will work on telling their stories and, more importantly, developing their truth speakers—the strong, clear narrator that Vivian Gornick says “a writer pulls out of his or her own agitated and boring self to organize a piece of experience.”

Read and discuss moving examples of personal writing, explore essential aspects of personal stories through craft discussions, and build toward one piece for a reading and workshopping session on the last day of class with instructor Jamie Passaro.

This virtual series will begin on Thursday, October 21 at 7 p.m. Register on Darien Library’s website at www.darienlibrary.org/event/5235.

About the Instructor

Jamie Passaro is a writer whose articles, interviews, and essays have been published in The New York Times, Oregon Humanities, Full Grown People, The Washington Post parenting blog, The Atlantic, The Sun, and Utne Magazine, among other places.

Jamie lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys porch-sitting, dog parks, impromptu dinner parties, meandering walks and bike rides, reading books with her kids or on her own, and officiating the occasional wedding.


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