Sunday, April 14, 2013

Writing Your Family History and Memoir Workshop with Joyce Godwin Grubbs coming May 18

When: Saturday, May 18, 1-3 p.m.
Where: 3rd Floor Conference Room, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport
"We must continue throughout our lives to do what we conceive to be good” ~Black Hawk
 Workshop Description:  It is no longer enough ‘to continue to do what we conceive to be good’, but rather we must preserve it. It is in the process of writing memoirs we make that possible. In this two hour workshop we will move our works beyond preserving the past in memoirs. We will explore how to forge our genealogical findings and formatted materials into a state of readiness for publication. We will also embrace the basics of 21st century memoir variations which are emerging. Ours will be a comprehensive exploration of the resources available to us, as well as ways to be published in print and online. We will examine the ways to avoid the “pitfalls and snake oil sales” that would ensnare us. Indeed the full 120 minutes of our time will demonstrate that it is possible to motivate the novice, move the “writer’s block” to fruition, and show you which publishing route is best for your memoirs should you choose to formalize your formatted work.

Door prizes and light refreshments will be available.
Workshop is $10 for members of MWC or RICIGS and $15 for all others

Make check payable to Midwest Writing Center, and send to MWC, 225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303, Davenport, IA 52801.  You may also call 563-324-1410 to register with a credit card or via PayPal. Office hours are Wed-Fri 11-6 and Sat 11-4.

About Joyce Godwin Grubbs Joyce Godwin Grubbs, author of the Greyhound Lady Walking series (twelve suspense novels of creative-fiction, taking real cases and fictionalizing them to protect identities.) She also has extensive experience writing memoirs personally and professionally. She has written memoir books as both a paid ghost writer and co-author, and does individual stories as part of her Legacy Stories Personalized, private services online.

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