Memoir Writing Workshop With Lary Bloom

January 30, 2007

Writing the Stories of Your Life

On Wednesday evenings beginning March 8, the Essex Library will offer an eight-week course on the art of writing a memoir. The course will be presented by local author Lary Bloom and will be based on his experience as a magazine editor for 30 years, as a teacher of writing at Trinity College and Wesleyan University, and as a writer of columns, books, and plays. He will be assisted by Suzanne M. Levine, a poet whose work has appeared in many literary journals.

The course will consist of writing exercises and group discussions, working toward a completed memoir that details an important juncture in the student’s life. It is free but participants are required to purchase Bloom’s book The Writer Within from the library ($15). Registration is not complete until the book has been purchased.

Due to the very limited number of places available in the workshops, participants should be committed to the entire eight week course before signing up. Please call the Essex Library at 860 767-1560 to register or for more information.