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Memoir Writing Workshop with Benilde Little

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Memoirs have consistently been one of the top-selling book genres for the last five years. In this practical 90-minute interactive class, Benilde Little will lead you on a hands-on exploration of how to structure and reveal pivotal moments in your life to create an impactful memoir that will resonate with your readers. Please bring to the workshop: three or four pages of your written work. It’s a good idea to write about something you want to focus on – we will get to the guts of your work, good and difficult alike. You will read your work aloud and, as a group, we will discuss the various approaches you can take to recreate and illuminate your selected memories into a cohesive whole.

The workshop will take place via Zoom. Cost is $25 for 1.5 hours. Register here. A Zoom link will be sent via email after registration.

Benilde Little is the bestselling author of the novels Good Hair, The Itch, Acting Out, Who Does She Think She Is? and the memoir Welcome to My Breakdown. She is a former reporter for The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Star Ledger, People magazine and a senior editor at Essence. She has been a creative writing professor at Ramapo College, The City College of New York, and currently runs and teaches memoir writing at The Memoir Clinic. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram, and can be reached at benildelittle@gmail.com.

Part of Do the Write Thing, a series of writing workshops presented by Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival.

Proceeds from this workshop benefit Succeed2gether, a Montclair-based non-profit 501(c) organization that addresses unequal access to educational resources for low-income families and children from Montclair and Essex County, NJ. A portion of each workshop ticket is donated to Succeed2gether.


March 6
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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