Moments of Truth: The Arc and the Epiphany of Your Memoir

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Moments of Truth: The Arc and the Epiphany of Your Memoir

Everyone has experienced scores of stories that would make terrific memoirs, and since the memoir is one of the most popular genres right now, let’s unpack some of your stories and decide which you can use and which you’re ready to write. We’ll write the five-minute memoir that will get you started and that you can use to practice submitting.
The memoir emphasizes truth, and what you don’t remember is often as important as what you do recall, but this workshop will give you some prompts to nudge your memories and help you choose the narrative arc that aims toward an epiphany, an understanding of what the experience meant to you. You’ll also have the plot points and symbols you need to reach that moment of truth.

Pat Carr has a Ph.D. from Tulane and has published eighteen books, including the Iowa Short Fiction winner, THE WOMEN IN THE MIRROR, and the Civil War short story collection, THE DEATH OF A CONFEDERATE COLONEL, winner of both the PEN Southwest Fiction Award and the John Estes Cooke Civil War Fiction Award. Her memoir, ONE PAGE AT A TIME, won a Willow Cather Award. She has also published over 100 short stories and essays in such places as THE SOUTHERN REVIEW and BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES.

Event Location

Center for Nonprofits
1200 W. Walnut St.
Rogers, AR 72631

Event Fees:

Cost Per Person $ 25.00

Registration is closed for this event.

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