Laura Oliver M.F.A.
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Moment by Moment: Micro-Memoir

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“Moment by Moment: Micro Memoir”
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh Street.
Bethesda, MD 20815
To register: call 301-654-8664, or online at www.writer.org

In Micro, anecdotes of under 500 words tell a life story one moment at a time. The skill is to choose ground worth reporting on and to learn how to tease out why the memory matters, so it delivers an emotional charge and creates a universal connection. We capture relationships, places where our lives expanded or contracted, places where our trajectories changed by zeroing in on memories that hold tension, mystery and contradiction. We use the same tools with which we craft fiction, making micro an excellent learning template for both genres. Through a discussion of published examples and exercises, you will leave inspired to write your memoir and having found a way you can.

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