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writing with writers series


Join us for an evening of listening, learning and writing as we celebrate local North Shore authors. Whether you’re keen on discovering how to build suspense in a story, write compelling plots and believable characters, or hone your life story into an engaging read, the Writing with Writers series offers something for you. This interactive evening workshop series takes place four times per year and is free.



Memoir Writing with David Roberts Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Admission is free, but registration is required

Would you like to leave your family and friends something special to remember you by? To share your unique experiences and thoughts, or work through difficult issues to gain a deeper understanding of yourself which might help others? There are many different reasons why people choose to write a memoir, including these, and this evening is a perfect place and time to begin or refine your personal journey.

Come and join David Roberts, the author of “Letters to His Children from an Uncommon Attorney” for an evening of discussion, readings and individual writing exercises. A retired lawyer and past editor of The Advocate, the publication of the B.C. Bar Association, David will outline the differences between memoir and autobiography and guide you in how to write your own. You’ll learn some rules regarding the “dos and don’ts”, how to choose what to include and what to leave out, and what makes a memoir compelling reading as opposed to a dry listing of the events of a life. You’ll be both entertained and informed, and leave with the basic tools you need to produce an interesting memoir of your own.


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