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Writing a Readable Memoir

  • Thomaston Public Library 60 Main Street Thomaston, ME 04861 (map)

Writer and personal historian, Meghan Vigeant, will present “Writing a Readable Memoir” to help writers and non-writers alike to write their memoirs. Everyone has a story worth writing, but if you want your You-Tube-Twitter-texting grandchildren to actually read your book you’ll want to hone it, shape it, and craft it with care. What parts of your life story should go into your book? What parts should you leave out? Will you include photos? How should you put it all together? Vigeant will share some of the basic tenants of a well-told story and how to apply it to your own life story. She will also give an overview of the steps to turn a completed manuscript into a beautiful bookstore-quality book to last for generations.

Who should attend? Well, everyone of course. This presentation will be of particular interest to those who are contemplating writing a memoir or family history book, and to those who have already started writing memories down and want to figure out how to put it all together. 

Date: Thursday, December 4

Time: 2pm-4pm

Workshop is FREE 

Presenter’s Bio: Meghan Vigeant is a writer, documentarian, and personal historian. She helps people to write their memoirs and family histories with her business, Legacy Preserves. Vigeant started her storytelling career as an actress, and then as a documentarian. She has worked with communities to document, preserve, and share their history in books and documentaries. She is the author of Guts, Feathers, and All: Stories of Hard Work and Good Times on Swan’s Island, and the producer of Untouchable Love, a documentary about inter-caste marriage in Nepal. She holds a B.A. in Theater & Speech Communications from Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI. 

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