Pam Bernard: The Memoir Workshops

Eight-week sessions begin May 14 and 21, at Bernard's home in Walpole, N.H. Email, or visit or call 603-756-4177 for more information, days and times

Come join the award-winning author and writing mentor, Pam Bernard on her spring porch for a nurturing yet rigorous memoir workshop. These 8-week sessions will begin the week of May 14 and 21, at her home in Walpole, N.H. Eemail for days and times, and visit the web site for the fee schedule.

Crucial issues of craft are explored in these popular workshops, such as narrative stance and tone, while fresh work is generated each week from prompts. Participants from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and even Connecticut are bringing experience to the page by harnessing memory and imagination, and learning to shape their writing into compelling narratives as a way to explore and ultimately honor their lives.

"One need not be working on a full-length memoir," Bernard says. "We draft short narratives from prompts, which may or may not be woven together at some future time. As material accumulates, you better understand the past that emerges, sometimes unbidden, and make of it a story that conveys your deepest intentions."

Pam Bernard is author of four books, the most of recent a verse novel titled Esther. She is also a painter, editor, and adjunct professor at Franklin Pierce University. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College and BA from Harvard University. Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Email, or visit or call for more information, including days and times, 603-756-4177.


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