This session will provide an introduction to common memoir formats, with a focus on the three-part structure commonly used in this genre. We'll look at several examples, and complete an exercise in which participants will identify key events in their own stories. By the end of this 90 minute workshop, attendees will have a better understanding of effective memoir structures and new ideas for possible structures/formats for their memoirs.
Instructor: Judah Leblang is a Boston-based and Cleveland-raised writer, teacher and storyteller. His essays and commentaries have been broadcast on 200 NPR and ABC-radio network stations around the US, including WKSU in Northeast Ohio. He is the author of two memoirs—Finding My Place (Lake Effect Press, 2012) and Echoes of Jerry (Red Giant Books, 2019) and has performed his one-man shows at Fringe Festivals in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Winnipeg and Edmonton, Canada.
Details: The Heart of Your Story—Introduction to Structure in Memoir with Judah Leblang takes place Wednesday July 29 from 7-8:30pm EST remotely online via Zoom video conferencing as part of the Literary Cleveland Inkubator Conference.
Zoom Info: Register for the workshop and Lit Cleveland will send you an invitation and instructions on how to attend via Zoom. All you need is a good internet connection and a computer or smartphone with a camera and microphone. Not sure if your system is compatible? Just click here.