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Turning Imperfect Memories into a Perfect Memoir - Online Class

In this two-session online class, Christine Howey will share ideas about writing a memoir even when the writer's memories may be fragmentary or a bit foggy. Drawing on her experience in writing her full-length "memoir" play and film Exact Change, Christine will explain the tactics and goals for a good memoir. 
She will also draw on the knowledge of her daughter Noelle, whose memoir Dress Codes was chosen as a "Read This!" book on TV's Good Morning America and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2001. The class will involve writing exercises and a writing assignment to prepare for the second workshop.


INSTRUCTOR: Christine Howey began her role as Executive Director of Literary Cleveland on January 1, 2019. Christine brings a unique combination of business acumen, literary talent, and an unparalleled passion for our mission. Most recently, Christine wrote, produced and performed in a play and film titled Exact Change, which was featured at a number of local theaters, including Playhouse Square, as well as at the New York International Fringe Festival. She has published four books of poetry and was named Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights (2016-2018). Christine has led numerous writing workshops, including several at Literary Cleveland, and has been a columnist and theater critic with Cleveland Scene and other publications. She has also been the creative director of branding and advertising with various advertising and communications companies.


ONLINE CLASS INFO: Literature and community are powerful tonics in anxious times, providing comfort and inspiration. That’s why Lit Cleveland is staying open with online learning so you can continue to be active, be creative, and engage with other writers and readers in a meaningful way.  

This class will meet online Mondays, April 6 and 13 from 6-8pm the using ZOOM video conferencing. On the first day of class, we will give you a tutorial on how to use it. Once you sign on using the instructions we will provide, you will be able to see and talk with your instructor Christine Howey and your fellow participants—just like you would in one of our meeting rooms. All you need is a good internet connection and a computer or smartphone with a webcam. Not sure if your system is compatible? Just click here. Have any questions about online classes? Email or call associate director Matt Weinkam at


Details: Turning Imperfect Memories into a Perfect Memoir with Christine Howey meets Mondays, April 6 and 13 from 6-8pm. The class meets online using Zoom video conferncing. 

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