Online memoir class, led by Moira Silva

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Starting Wednesday, April 1, from 1 to 2:30 pm, the West Tisbury library will host an online Memoir Workshop led by Moira Silva. Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on five Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 pm. Signup is required. Please contact the library’s program coordinator Olivia to sign up: ogately@clamsnet.org. Class dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Participants are asked to commit to all five sessions. Free and open to the public.

We are living in strange times, no doubt. In this course, writers are invited to tell whatever story is closest to them. They may choose to dive into what’s happening now by keeping a running journal, or reflect on life by penning official life story memoirs. Or both.

A blend of exercises, readings, and discussions will connect writers with their writing and themselves. Participants will form a supportive community while sharing in-process work. We will honor whatever is created, be it essays, songs, letters, or entire new genres. After five weeks, writers will leave lighter in spirit and richer in purpose.

No writing experience required. You will need a device that allows you to use the free program Zoom. Please contact the library at wt_mail@clamsnet.org if you need help setting this up.

The course will be led by seasoned writing instructor Moira Convey Silva. She is not so seasoned with online teaching, so she appreciates your patience there.

Moira Convey Silva is a writing instructor, writing consultant, yoga teacher, community activist, and awardwinning writer who, for over 10 years, has freelanced for national and local periodicals. Silva’s writing most notably appears in the Boston Globe, Women’s Running, and Taproot.