Fair goers—to the annual Art Fair at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Sunday, December 2nd, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Belvedere, California—will learn that whether the relationship with mother is/was genuinely good or downright dreadful, valuable insight and understanding about the fundamental relationship with mother unfold through writing a short memoir, an intimate bio-vignette.
IT’S NOT JUST ANY FAIR, so come follow me, take a look, and listen to begin to answer this question, “If you could tell just one small story that would capture your mother’s character and keep her spirit alive for future generations, what would it be?” The “Mother Memoir” is special kind of memoir with a distinct and refreshing difference, one that adds new twists inviting readers and writers into a spirited and soulful world. Learn how tapping memory and learning to write with honesty about intimate, often trying, relationships is the most valuable form of writing, as well as a profound way to understand one’s first connection with the world.
Need great gift? Stocking stuffer? The Story Woman says, TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit will make the perfect gift.
Praise for the book by bestselling author H. David Watts, M.D. —“Memoir is tricky business. It requires allegiance to the truth and, at the same time, the ability to craft a compelling story. Questions arise: How to access memory? What is important? What about sequencing? Where is the borderline of fiction? Through TellTale Souls Writing…, Lynn Henriksen dissects the idea of memoir into its many invisible parts and shows us a framework for making it all come together. She gives activities, prompts, examples and if we worry the process is becoming too mechanical, passes along advice as to how to go about accessing the deepest spiritual truths. In the end, and with her guidance, we might not only make literature out of memory but be blessed with unexpected enrichments of spirit.”