Virtual Memoir Writing Workshop via Zoom

Starting January 26, 2022

Join Lorraine Lindstedt in the creative adventure of writing your memoir.

Thanks to a grant from the Narragansett Number One Foundation, and the support of the West Buxton Public Library, there are no fees.  Registration is required.

Sit down and write the story only you can tell. No experience needed. This online Zoom workshop will get your creative juices flowing with the use of writing prompts and breakout sessions, plus the opportunity to share your work with others for valuable feedback.

If you are not familiar with Zoom, all you need to know is available on Zoom tutorials.  Click on the link below and you’ll find step by step instructions.  The first meeting will include a 15 minute question and answer session with a Zoom representative.

Wednesday, 6:30PM-8:30PM

January 26:   Getting acquainted, Zoom procedures, Workshop Guidelines, Writing prompts and a fun exercise.

February 9: Guest Presenter Elizabeth Peavey “How to Frame a Life”

              Elizabeth Peavey is the author of three books and countless print columns and features. She has taught memoir writing to groups ranging from MFA candidates to middle school boys, and she served as lecturer of public speaking at the University of Southern Maine for over 20 years.  She is a frequent keynote speaker with an emphasis on story. 

February 23:   Writing Prompts, Breakout sessions, opportunity to share your work for valuable feedback.   

March 9:  Guest Presenter Paul St. Cyr

              Paul St. Cyr is a retired history teacher from Westbrook.  Publications include:  The St. Cyr’s of Halidon, a family history, Innocent Pride and Aftermath, Civil War stories,  and The Three C’s, Baseball story on the life of John Cumberland from Westbrook. His discussion will include family interview, writing family biography, writing discipline, and self-publication. 

Six follow up meetings will be scheduled March through July.

This Workshop is open to adults from Buxton, Hollis, Standish, Limington, and surrounding towns.

For more information please contact:  Lorraine Lindstedt

Lorraine has attended various writing workshops and is a well-travelled storyteller, highlighting the humorous side of life. She has been published in Computers in Nursing, Maine Seniors Magazine and is a newsletter editor.