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Memoir 101

  • Five Town Adult Education 25 Keelson Dr Rockport, ME 04856 United States (map)

Are you intimidated by the idea of writing your memoir? Perhaps you want to encourage someone else in your family to write down their stories. Have you brushed it off thinking, “Stories about little ol' me? I don't have anything worthwhile to say.” Telling your story isn't about putting on airs or writing a best seller. It's about sharing something meaningful: your personal history. We've all had ups and downs in life, heartaches and triumphs. We've learned a bit of wisdom along the way. These are the kinds of things families and future generations deeply appreciate. 

Here’s the good news: there is more than one way to “write” a memoir. This one-session class provides an overview of different methods for documenting personal stories. We’ll cover storytelling and researching tips, resources for editing and printing, and finish up with a fun reminiscing exercise.

Who should attend? This class will be of particular interest to those who are contemplating writing a memoir, those who have already started writing memories down, and anyone who hoping to encourage a family member to preserve their stories.

Teacher’s Bio: Meghan Vigeant is a writer, storyteller, and personal historian. She helps people to tell their stories and creates books and audio recordings of their memoirs and family histories. You can learn more about her work at

Register: Five Town Adult Education

When: 1-night class, Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Location: Camden Hill Regional High School

Cost $15

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