- NYS Writers Institute
Memoir writing workshop offered and challenge grant update
Has this year of pandemic lockdown made you more introspective? Have you always wanted to write a memoir, but did not know how to start?
Noted author, teacher, memoir editor and writing coach Marion Roach Smith is offering “Memoirama,” a 90-minute interactive webinar that will give you the tools to get writing your story immediately.
Marion is a former New York Times staffer and author of four books. She has coached hundreds of very successful writers. She is the author of The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life (Grand Central Publishing).
Marion is a friend of The New York State Writers Institute and she is offering this class as a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the NYSWI. We are grateful to Marion for her generous support!
“Memoirama” is a live, 90-minute webinar with Q&A and it will teach you the basics of memoir writing, allow you to ask questions, and motivate you to get right to work. Marion’s promise: “As a memoir coach, I will help you beat writer’s block…and write with intent.”
7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 29
$79 (Limited to 30 students)
How to register:
Please register for “Memoirama: A Fundraiser for the New York State Writers Institute” with
this Eventbrite link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
For those wishing to learn more about Marion’s other classes that feature in-depth critiques and peer review, please visit her website: https://marionroach.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/mroachsmith or Facebook at facebook.com/thememoirproject
Purchase The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life at the local, independent Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza:
In other Writers Institute news...
Here is an update on our March Matchness challenge. At the halfway mark of the two-week campaign, we have received $3,130 in donations. That's 63% of our $5,000 goal. All gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000, thanks to a generous challenge grant gift from our longtime supporters Alice Green and Charles Touhey. There is still time to make a donation. We are grateful for your support at any level.
The campaign ends on March 31. You can make your gift online at this link:
Also, please watch for an update soon on our rescheduled and re-imagined inaugural Albany Film Festival, which we will launch later this spring.