5:30-6:45PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Writing Workshop: Memoirs with Louise Nayer
Louise Nayer will teach students the basic elements of memoir writing: sensory detail, scene vs. summary, use of flashbacks and choosing the right point of view. Students will have time to ask Louise questions about her own process of writing and revision.
COST: Purchase a copy of Burned ($14 paperback) at Changing Hands Bookstore. Register and pre-pay at 480-730-0205. Note: Workshop is free with book purchase. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Louise Nayer, writer, educator, has written four books. The most recent, Burned: A Memoir, was endorsed by Isabel Allende, Greg Mortenson, Carl Dennis (Pulitzer prize winning poet) and the late Robert Creeley. The book was listed in Oprah Magazine and was a finalist in the 2010 USA Book News Award and featured on NPR. She has also written two books of poetry, Keeping Watch, and The Houses are Covered in Sound. She co-authored How to Bury a Goldfish: 113 Rituals for Everyday Life with Virginia Lang. She received six California Arts council grants and was a professor of English and creative writing for over 25 years at City College of San Francisco. Presently, she is working on a non-fiction book and a novel, is part of the SF Grotto Writer’s Collective and teaches workshops at her house in San Francisco. More »