Speak Memory: Beginning Your Memoir at Sisters Public Library

The universe is made of stories, said the poet Muriel Rukeyser. What’s yours? Have you written it down yet? Join local educator author Ellen Santasiero for a workshop at the Sisters Library on Tuesday, September 1, from 12pm –4pm.

The workshop is free open to the public but space is limited registration is required.

Register on line or by calling 541- 312-1032.

Beginning with warm-up exercises that help people access important memories, Santasiero will lead participants in writing editing their own short memoir. “This workshop is for anyone who wants to record present their memories using literary techniques,” she says. When asked, she was unable to pick her favorite memoir.  “There are just too many,” she says.  Santasiero is quick to point out the importance value of the genre. “They provide a sense of community — a sense of history identity — to rapidly changing families communities,” she says.

Ellen Santasiero works as a freelance writer teaches literature creative writing at OSU-Cascades in Bend. Her essays, memoirs, interviews articles have appeared in magazines other venues since 2001. She was a featured reader at Caldera Arts in Portl in 2013.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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