Want to Write Your Memoir?
A Workshop with Michael Keith
Saturday, April 4th, 2020
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts
Most everyone believes his or her life, or some aspect of it, merits a published memoir. This workshop will consider what constitutes viable memoir material and the process involved in the development of a personal reminiscence. The primary steps leading to the memoir manuscript––subject, theme, narrative, structure, and style––will be explored. Through instruction and class discussion participants will arrive at a fuller appreciation of what comprises a successful memoir. Topics will include a brief review and analysis of popular memoirs and approaches to publishing.
Michael C. Keith, Ph.D., is the author/coauthor of 30 book volumes and dozens of articles on the subject of radio and broadcast studies. In addition to his non-fiction titles, Keith has published over a dozen creative works, including an acclaimed memoir: The Next Better Place––a young adult novel: Life is Falling Sideways––and several short story collections: among them Slow Transit, Perspective Drifts Like a Log on a River, Let Us Now Speak of Extinction, and Stories in the Key of Me. His fiction has been nominated for several awards, among them the Pen/O.Henry Award, the Pushcart Prize, the National Indie Excellence Award, and the International Book Award. He is professor emeritus at Boston College. His website is http://www.michaelckeith.com/
An Author’s Guide to Social Media,
with Stacey Longo
Saturday, April 18, 2020
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts
This workshop will teach new and established writers how to navigate the seas of social media. We’ll explore why authors need to use social media as a marketing tool, which sites work best for reaching readers, and what sort of content and level of interaction are most effective.
Stacey Longo is an award-winning author and editor. Most recently, the first two releases in her Longo Looks at. . . series, Longo Looks at. . . Dieting and Longo Looks at. . . Christmas, became Amazon bestsellers within days of publication. She has authored six books and has sold over two dozen short stories. She pens a weekly humor blog at staceylongo.com. You can follow her on Twitter @staceyblongo or on Facebook at facebook.com/staceyblongo.
Stacy is also a popular speaker and guest lecturer in Connecticut. She speaks at Tunxis Community College’s Design Principle classes every year, and has conducted workshops for Fortune 500 companies such as MetLife and Industrial Nuclear Engineers on effective communication techniques. She is also regularly invited to speak at area high schools about writing.