The Art of Writing Memoir

Finding the Past in the Present
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This weekend workshop is a primer on writing the modern memoir.
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This weekend workshop is a primer on writing the modern memoir, which, unlike your grandmother’s memoir, can be written at any age. Also, a memoir can be about just part of your life. “The more you are present, the more the past will come up and be alive,” says Natalie. “Only right now can give you your past.” Topics include how to: 1) Crack Open Structure; 2) Listen Effectively; 3) Use Specific Detail; 4) Quiet Your Monkey Mind; 5) Find a New Angle; 6) Fail Successfully; and 7) Make Connections with Your Mind. Included are readings from famed writers N. Scott Momaday, Judith Moore, Liam Rector and others and a song by Greg Brown. Also hear readings from the audience.

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Contents Digital Audio (3 hours, 46 minutes)
Product Code AS02270W
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Natalie Goldberg

About Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, writer, and painter. A student of Zen Buddhism for 24 years, she trained intensively with Katagiri Roshi for 12 years, and is ordained in the Order of Interbeing with Thich Nhat Hanh. Natalie Goldberg teaches writing workshops nationally based on the methods presented in Writing Down the Bones. Her other books include Wild Mind; Long Quiet Highway; Banana Rose; and Living Color.