Class: Connie Josefs - Who’s Talking? The Narrator in Memoir (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00am
photo of Connie Josefs

Saturday, August 17, 2019 • 10:00am – 1:00pm • $95 

Connie Josefs' class, Who’s Talking? The Narrator in Memoir, and the 4-class series, The Craft of Writing Memoir, are full and registration is closed.

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this class or the 4-class series, please call Sandra at 415-927-0960, ext 230.


“Get the narrator and you’ve got the piece.” —Vivian Gornick The narrator’s voice is central to the success of any memoir. It releases the story from the raw material of our lives and illuminates shape, forward movement, tone and theme. How do we find the right voice to tell our story? In this workshop, we will explore the concept of narrator as persona, a construct that emphasizes certain parts of ourselves and omits others. We will also explore the assets and liabilities of writing in first person. 

Connie Josefs is a writer, teacher, and writing coach who has worked extensively with writers - particularly older writers - to write and publish their memoirs. She has taught writing at the University of New Mexico, the Taos Writers Conference, and Santa Monica College. She has also been a writer and story analyst for film and television.

The 4-class series includes:

  • Who’s Talking? The Narrator in Memoir                                            Sat Aug 17   10am - 1pm
  • The Way They Were • Writing Believable Characters in Memoir     Sat Aug 17     3pm - 6pm
  • You Had To Be There • Writing Scene in Memoir                              Sun Aug 18  10am - 1pm
  • The Shape of Time in Memoir                                                             Sun Aug 18    3pm - 6pm

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925