Writing Memoir – You as the Main Character with Iris Graville

Writing memoir is your opportunity to capture your life – or more likely a part of your life- on the page. In this two-hour class, we’ll explore craft techniques such as characterization, setting, scene, dialogue, and reflection to show readers the main character- YOU. The class will include readings, in-class exercises and prompts, and a toolbox of resources to help you on this writing journey.

Iris Graville is the author of three nonfiction books: Hands at Work; BOUNTY: Lopez Island Farmers, Food, and Community; and a memoir, Hiking Naked. She serves as publisher of SHARK REEF Literary Magazine and contributes regularly to The Wayfarer Magazine. Sometimes you’ll find her on the interisland ferry, working on a new essay collection.

About Lopez Writes: Refine your writing, connect with other writers, and find great spaces to write. Lopez Writes is a project to support local authors and includes workshops on the craft of writing, drop-in writing groups, opportunities to read your work, and more. All Lopez Writes programs are free and open to everyone. No registration is required. Space may be limited and is first come, first seated, so plan to arrive early to the library community room. Lopez Writes is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Lopez Island Library.