Everyone has a unique story to tell – a family history to share with the next generation, or an intimate story, filled with pain and drama or the next best seller! To get your memoir started, or get help in moving an existing project along, sign up today for Tell Your Own Story – A Memoir Writing Workshop presented by the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council (LB-CHC).  The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021, 11am – 5:30pm at Broward County West Regional Library, 8601 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, Florida 33324.

Writer Christine Craig

The focus of the clinic will be Memoir Writing, with one hour dedicated to Performance Poetry. The Writers Clinic will be taught by two outstanding Florida based Caribbean writers– Christine Craig, poet and short story writer, and Malachi Smith performance poet. The curriculum will include – developing your own voice, finding the key themes, using dialogue to illumine character, setting, conflict and point of view. Participants completing the workshop will be awarded certificates.

Memoir writing is challenging. It is about discovery, authenticity and claiming your truth while developing your story-telling skills. Participants at previous Heritage Council writers clinics have given enthusiastic feedback: Presenters were knowledgeable, creative, kind and helpful; I enjoyed the hands-on aspect and opportunity to share; excellent – delivery was clear and provided a good basis to grow; good format; I learned so much.

Poet Malachi Smith

The workshop is presented by the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council in partnership with the West Regional Library, Friends of the West Regional Library and sponsored by the Broward County Cultural Division. This event is free with lunch provided. Due to the library’s COVID-19 protocol, only 25 applicants will be accepted. Applicants must be 18 years old and over and masks are required.

Register at: http://broward.libnet.info/event/5703429 or https://www.louisebennettheritage.com