From Moments to Memoir
Saturday, December 2nd
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Corte Madera Store
Our lives are filled with moments, large and small, from which we emerge a different person. The memoir is made up of such moments, one revealed and then another, as the memoirist seeks answers. In this workshop, we’ll embark on expeditions to discover, uncover, and recover those moments of change in our lives. Our next step will be to explore those moments, looking for connections and links that, when woven into a memoir, tell a story both personal and universal. The workshop will include capturing these moments and memories through brief free-write exercises.
No experience is required to participate and all writers are welcome.
Judy Reeves is an award-winning writer and teacher whose books include "A Writer’s Book of Days" (named "Best Nonfiction" by the San Diego Book Awards and a “Hottest Books for Writers” by Writer’s Digest); "Writing Alone/Writing Together"; "The Writer’s Retreat Kit"; and "Wild Women, Wild Voices." A long-time teacher of creative writing, she previously taught at UCSD Extension and has led community-based writing practice groups for thirty years. She teaches at writing conferences internationally and at San Diego Writers, Ink, a nonprofit literary center she co-founded. Her memoir "When Your Heart Says Go," will be released in October 2023. Judy lives and writes in San Diego, amid bulging bookshelves and an ancient Underwood typewriter that claims its own social media fan base.