WRITING YOUR MEMOIR, 3-5 pm, Thursdays, January 31 and February 7, Kuentz Recreation Center, Multi-Craft Room 3, limited to 25 people; $25 fee.
Writing a memoir doesn’t have to be scary. Here you’ll learn how to write the story of your life and have fun doing it. Bring pen and paper, because you’ll be writing. Join instructor and author Carol Strazer on a journey of how to write your story (memoir) and options for publishing your memoir. A detailed anthology will also be available at the class, for an additional $10. Friends tell you, “What a story, you’ve got to write it.” Somehow, it doesn’t happen. Don’t let your tale disappear in a fog of “if only” and “what if.” If fear is holding you back, learn a way to overcome barriers. Try this unique writing process to capture your story. Bring your pen and paper as you will write during class. Also, I’ll share copies of my article, “Never Too Late To Write Your Story,” published in Christian Living in the Mature Years, Spring 2016. “Publishing Your Story” will be held February 7. Now, you’ve written your story. Friends tell you, “Great. You should publish.” Where? How do you get published in a magazine? When you sign a magazine’s contract, how do you retain your rights? Learn more about magazine publishing.
Instructor Carol Strazer is a prolific and successfully published author of fictions for adults and children. Her novel, Barbed Wire and Daisies is about a young family in Germany in WWII trying to survive in the concentration camp and is available on Amazon. She is the award-winning author of Mountain Smiles and Tears, a celebration of life in all its messy glory. In this collection of stories and poems, the author shares some of her life’s deepest challenges: a life-threatening medical condition, confronting a rapist, caring for relatives with dementia, and rebounding from a job loss. Carol is the author of Barbed Wire and Daisies, a historical fiction novel. She has been published in Woman’s Day magazine, featured stories in various magazines, articles in local newspapers, and poems in six anthologies. Recently, Strazer edited and published Mountain Reflections, A Collection of Red Feather Writers’ Stories & Poems. Carol Strazer co-leads Red Feather Writers in Colorado and Sun City West Writers in Arizona.