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Writing Memoir: Telling Your Story Workshop, David W. Berner

2019 Evanston Literary Festival

2019-05-18 14:00:00 2019-05-18 15:30:00 America/Chicago Writing Memoir: Telling Your Story Workshop, David W. Berner Main Library

Saturday, May 18
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-18 14:00:00 2019-05-18 15:30:00 America/Chicago Writing Memoir: Telling Your Story Workshop, David W. Berner Memoir is enjoying a major resurgence. Learn how to tell your story well by weaving together craft and truth with award-winning memoirist and WBBM radio reporter David W. Berner. Main Library

Main Library

Small Meeting Room (108)

Memoir is enjoying a major resurgence. Learn how to tell your story well by weaving together craft and truth with award-winning memoirist and WBBM radio reporter David W. Berner.

In this workshop, you will begin the process by understanding how to navigate memory and story and how to find your unique voice. Whether you are only in the planning stages, beginning the storytelling, or you have already put down words, this workshop will help you find your narrative. It will focus on styles of personal story, on the craft of storytelling, issues of privacy, and will offer exercises to help guide you toward your best writing.

David W. Berner has been fascinated with stories since his days delivering The Pittsburgh Press newspaper as a young boy. Many early Sunday mornings, when he was supposed to be dropping off the latest edition on the doorsteps of his customers, he instead sat on the curb and read about the world. He began telling his own stories and the stories of others as a reporter for numerous radio stations, including freelance work at National Public Radio and more recently for CBS in Chicago. His reporting background has given birth to award-winning memoirs and novels. He has been the Writer-in-Residence for the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando, where he was privileged to live and work at the Kerouac House in Orlando for two-and-a-half months. He later was honored with the Writer-in-Residence position at the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, Illinois.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Authors & Book Discussions |

TAGS: | writing | memoir | evanston literary festival |

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About the library

The Main library is an epicenter of information and the various forms of literacy. Its assets expand beyond books, audiobooks and DVDs to include public Internet stations and building-wide Wi-Fi, arts performances and displays, author presentations, financial and immigration programs, and much more. The Main Library is the primary focus of our absolute and continuous commitment to meeting the diverse expectations and needs of Evanston residents.

La Biblioteca Principal es un epicentro de información y diversas formas de alfabetización. Sus colecciones se expanden más allá de los libros, audiolibros y DVD para incluir estaciones públicas de Internet y Wi-Fi en todo el edificio, presentaciones y exhibiciones artísticas, presentaciones de autores, programas financieros y de inmigración, y mucho más. La Biblioteca Principal es el enfoque nuestro compromiso absoluto y continuo para cumplir con las diversas expectativas y necesidades de los residentes de Evanston.

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