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Memoir Writing Craft Session @ Ocean State Writing Conference

Vikki will be talking memoir craft at the Ocean State Writing Conference, which will be held at the main campus of the University of Rhode Island from Oct. 25-27, 2018.

In this one-hour craft session on memoir, we'll explore a variety of strategies for structuring a memoir, including selecting the stories that stay and cutting the ones that should go. Using examples from recently published memoirs, we’ll talk about the importance of voice, an element that can make an ordinary person’s lived-life story soar. We’ll also discuss writing about people other than ourselves—loved ones, ex-loved ones, and people with whom we aren’t close—and how to approach that tricky endeavor without fear or harm.

The schedule for this three-day writing conference is available at