Memoir Writing poster

Press Release 7/20/16

(Kent, Connecticut) – “Writing Your Life” is an eight-week writing program taught by Betty Krasne, PhD. She will offer the program this fall at the Kent Library. The goal of the program is to give participants a tool box of skills that can be used to compose a series of short pieces (two to four pages each). These pieces can be used as the basis for a longer work, or to sharpen general writing skills.

The memoir writing workshops meet once a week for two hour. For each meeting participants have a writing assignment, for which they are given examples beforehand. Members of the group read their works aloud weekly and help each other to develop ideas. Several members of previous workshops have gone on to write book-length memoirs, while others just enjoyed the process of exploration.

The program can accommodate 12 participants and the fee is $90, a contribution on the part of Dr. Krasne to the Library. The fee also suggests that the program is not a spectator sport. To reserve a place, there will be a sign-up sheet at the front desk at Kent Memorial Library. The first 12 people who leave a $40 deposit will be guaranteed a place, but there will also be a waiting list to accommodate people whose plans change over the summer.

The workshops will start September 16 and continue for eight consectutive Friday mornings, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Reading Room of the Library.