Childhood Memories and the Writer: A Workshop

Childhood memories offer a portal to discovery. As we explore memories, we reflect on where we have been and where we are going. A person, a place, a certain house, a moment frozen in time and remembered with acute clarity offers inspiration and jumpstart to new writing, whether fiction, memoir or poetry. Childhood memories also offer a chance to dig deep, to break family myths.

What themes emerge? What are the takeaways? We'll use examples of how authors wrote about their childhoods as a way to help us develop our own craft and voice as writers. Then we'll work from a list of childhood memories and chose one to write about in-depth and share our writing in the Circle.

When: Saturday, Sept, 22, 2018

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: 75 Jennifer Drive, Chester Springs, PA 19425

What to bring: Your favorite writing tools; a photograph from your childhood to share in the Circle.

This workshop is limited to ten writers. Workshop includes coffee or tea, bottled water and breakfast treats.

Women's Writing Circle workshops offer ways to stimulate narrative and storytelling through instruction and discussion. The goal is to bring together a community of dedicated writers and provide inspiration and new writing by focusing on the craft and alchemy of writing.

Taught by Susan G. Weidener. A former staff writer with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Susan has written two bestselling memoirs and a novel. She has taught memoir and fiction to adults from Philadelphia, PA to Tucson, AZ and been guest speaker and lecturer at colleges, libraries and civic groups. She has been instrumental in collaborating on publishing two short story and poetry collections. Susan facilitates the Women’s Writing Circle, a support and critique group for writers in suburban Philadelphia and blogs weekly. Her website is:

$40. Payment may be made through PayPal on Women’s Writing Circle website or through check made out to and sent to Susan G. Weidener, 75 Jennifer Drive, Chester Springs, PA 19425, no later than Saturday, Sept. 15.

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