Mining Your Treasures: Memoir Poetry
Many people think about writing a memoir at some point in time, but where do you begin? Poetry can be especially useful as a way to capture scenes that speak to your life experiences. Ann and Kathy, two poets who have written memoirs in verse, will lead participants through a series of writing exercises and discussions that explore the many reasons for writing a memoir, the crafting of scenes and the place of poetry in exploring the past.
OUTCOMES: Participants in this workshop will:
- Learn the elements of memoir.
- Explore the crating of scenes to evoke a time and place.
- Write one or two selections (poetry or prose) that represent important elements or events in their lives.
- Memoir and poetry can be used to express complex ideas in a distilled form.
- Reflecting on experiences from past can help people gain new understanding of past events.
- Poetry and memoir can be used to bridge experiences between family members, friends, and co-workers, as appropriate.
- Arts Experience
- Personal Growth