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First-Person Singular: Writing Memoir and Essays with Sari Botton


  • Kingston Library 55 Franklin Street Kingston, NY (map)

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) will present First-Person Singular: Writing Memoir and Essays with Sari Botton, February 17 to March 23, 2016. The class will be held Wednesdays, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY.

New York Times best-selling writer, ghostwriter, and editor Sari Botton will help you write first-person true narratives that can be stand-alone essays or part of a memoir. She'll also offer advice on publishing options. All levels welcome. You'll have at least one short finished, polished piece by the end of six weeks.

Sari Botton is a writer and editor living in Kingston, NY. She edited the award-winning anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York and the follow-up New York Times best-seller Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York. She has taught writing workshops at SUNY Ulster and SUNY Albany, and for TMI Project, a non-profit organization that gives voice to marginalized populations through memoir and storytelling workshops, for which she is editorial director.

To register, call Jean Stone at (607) 326-4802, or e-mail her at jtstone@catskill.net. To register online, visit writersinthemountains.org. Class fee is $100, if you register and pay three weeks before the class begins, and $125 after that.

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