Memoir Writing Class Starts at Windsor Historical
14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18
listening to your parents and grandparents tell
fascinating stories of their childhoods? Wouldn’t it
have been wonderful if they had written some of
those stories down? Our own stories are memorable
too but getting started recording those memories can
be a challenge. Susan Omilian is a published
fiction and non-fiction writer who has been
encouraging and guiding budding memoir writers for
many years. If you have ever been tempted to turn
memories of significant events in your life into a
memoir for posterity, here’s your chance. On six
Tuesday evenings starting on October 14, Omilian
will help you to access your creativity and develop
a writing regimen that is both rewarding and fun in
the comfortable setting of Windsor Historical
Society’s research library.
Omilian's From Memory to Memoir: Writing Your
Life Story course begins with Why You Want to
Write Your Life Story and Quieting Your Inner Critic
on Tuesday, October 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. Sessions follow on October 21 (Mining
a Childhood Memory for the Jewels, Working with
Memories), October 28 (Focusing on
Defining Moments), November 4 (Deciding
Theme and Structure for your Life Story),
November 11, (Using Pictures, Documents and
the Rest), and November 18 (Editing
your Memoir, Preparing it for Publication, Tips on
Unlike an editor who checks your work after you have
completed it, Susan Omilian is with you when you
start writing and continues working with you
throughout the course. She will read and listen to
what you have written then help you with content,
structure, or emotional impact of your writing in a
constructive, positive way. You’ll learn where to
start, how to get organized and keep going until
your finish, receiving tips on pictures and
documents to include and how to self-publish your
story. No previous writing experience is required.
The group size will be limited to twelve people, to
provide a safe and comfortable place to share
writings and receive individualized advice.
The cost for this six-session course is $75, and the
course is being run through Windsor Adult Education.
For more information, contact Mayela Aguirre-Ernest,
Program Coordinator at Windsor Adult Education,
860-687-2000, ext. 273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Windsor Historical Society members not living in
Windsor should identify themselves as members so as
not to incur a $10.00 non-resident surcharge.
Registration by September 5 will ensure that the
minimum number of students is met, but registration
can take place later.