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Learn how to write your memoirs at the Lindsay Library

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January 12, 2016 - LINDSAY - Do you enjoy reading memoirs? Are you interested in writing your memoir and learning more about the process? Kawartha Lakes Public Library is delighted to present a Memoir Writing Workshop at the Lindsay branch library on Tuesday, January 26 from 1- 4 p.m.

Diane Taylor, author of the memoir, “The Perfect Galley Book: Yarns, Recipes and Tips from the Heart of the Ship,” and the book “The Gift of Memoir: Show Up, Open Up, Write,” will conduct the workshop.  Other published works include non-fiction stories in Canadian Yachting, Cruising World, The Journal of Palliative Care, Ontario Out of Doors, and other magazines and newspapers. She has recorded oral histories, and ghost-written memoirs for elders.

Ms. Taylor has been presenting courses in memoir writing for over fifteen years, encouraging others to write their own stories.

The book “The Gift of Memoir” is Diane Taylor’s gift to all people who want to write a memoir. Her short chapters are full of practical advice and inspiring examples. She weaves her own experience with that of many famous memoirists including Annie Dillard, Jill Ker Conway and Frank McCourt. Topics include: the liquid truth, four strategies to retrieve memories, how to write a good anecdote, how to approach tough stuff, revisions, and much more. Many of these topics will be covered in her workshop.

“The library is pleased to present this workshop and give writers an opportunity to learn from the experiences and skills of Ms. Taylor,” said Diane Lansdell, South Area Supervisor for the library. “There are many aspiring writers living in the area and we are pleased to support our own ‘Circle of Writers’ who meet regularly at the Lindsay branch library.”

To learn more about Diane Taylor visit her website at

Space in the workshop is limited so we request that you register in advance.

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For more information or to register please contact:

Diane Lansdell
705-324-9411 Ext. 1265

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