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Five Rivers: A Memoir Workshop with Anne-Marie Oomen

by (Write616)

Submitted 10-13-2016 under

FIVE RIVERS:  ANNE-MARIE’S MEMOIR WRITING CLASS (ALSO VERY USEFUL FOR POETS! ‚ÄčLearn to use the Five Rivers of Life -- the five senses -- to tell your life stories: those intense memories, that narrative of love or war or birth or death...

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Five Rivers: Life-Writing Made Easy workshop

by (Write616)

Submitted 10-14-2015 under

   Want to explore the past but don’t want to feel overwhelmed? Join a memoir-writing workshop on Wednesday, November 18, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, led by award-winning author and memoirist Anne-Marie Oomen.   Using the five...

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Memoir Writing Workshop

by (Write616)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under

The Writer's Alley (http://thewritersalley.com/about/) will have a memoir writing workshop for adults on Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters, located at 758 Wealthy St SE, Grand...

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Treading water: living life with depression

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-31-2014 under VOICES

When I was younger, my father and I would go watch fish climb the Fish Ladder. While it may seem like a strange activity for a father and his young daughter, we were the family odd couple. We were the loners, the articulately artistic and the...

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Roberta F. King shares story of son's life in "He Plays a Harp"

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-29-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Roberta F. King’s memoir, “He Play’s a Harp,” will be officially released May 11. The memoir is a collection of essays about the life and death of her son Noah, who was born prematurely with cerebral palsy and lived for 17...

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New Memoir: It Rained in the Desert

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 01-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Jocelyn Dettloff remembers being calm after the fall. She lay in the sand of Dune 45 Sosoussvlei, one of Namibia, Africa’s biggest sand dunes and thought about where the closest hospital might be. She already knew she couldn’t feel her...

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Romanian immigrant's memoir describes totalitarianism through a child's eyes

by (AnnByle)

Submitted 07-10-2012 under NEWS

Carmen Bugan and her family emigrated from Romania to Grand Rapids, Michigan, in November 1989. The family fled Romania after years of harassment for her father’s anti-Ceausescu protests. Carmen, born in Romania in 1970, is a writer, mother,...

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