Memoir Writing Workshop

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Program Type:

Workshop, Writing

Age Group:

Adult
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

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Have there been significant moments in your life that have moved you, whether joyful, humorous, or challenging? Have you ever thought about putting them down on the page and crafting stories from your life?

Whether you are just beginning to write, or whether you have years of experience, this class will speak to those who are driven to the page by what they have seen, touched, and heard. Gina Troisi, local Eliot author, will offer writing exercises and prompts that will encourage you to generate new pages. She will share detailed techniques about craft, such as scene and setting, sensory detail, and how to use metaphor in our personal writing. She will offer examples from her memoir, The Angle of Flickering Light, as well as published works by other authors in order to illustrate her points. Writers of all levels and backgrounds are welcome.

Registration is required. Space is very limited. If we have a waitlist, we will offer this workshop again! 

About the Instructor
Gina Troisi is the author of the memoir, The Angle of Flickering Light (Vine Leaves Press, 2021). She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Maine's Stonecoast MFA Program, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of New Hampshire. Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Fourth Genre, The Gettysburg Review, Fugue, Under the Sun, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, and elsewhere. Her stories and essays have been recognized as finalists in several national contests, including the 2020 Iron Horse Literary Review Trifecta Award in Fiction, the 2018 New Letters Publication Award in Fiction, American Literary Review’s Creative Nonfiction Contest, 2018, and others. She has taught classes and workshops at colleges and universities as well as nontraditional settings, and has offered many local writing classes for adults, including writing workshops for female adult survivors of sexual assault.

More Info

This event will be held online on the Zoom platform. Questions or trouble connecting? Visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/news/onlineprograms.