Online memoir writing workshop with Moira Silva

Moira Silva is offering a workshop on writing memoirs. — Courtesy Moira SIlva

Starting April 7, the West Tisbury library will host a five-week online memoir workshop series with Moira Silva on Thursdays, from 10:30 am to 12 pm, on April 7, April 14, May 5, 12, and 19. Most sessions will meet on Zoom and the final two sessions will meet in-person on the library porch.

Silva is a writing instructor, writing consultant, yoga teacher, community activist, and awardwinning writer who, for more than 10 years, has freelanced for national and local periodicals, a press release from the library states. Focusing on features and essays, especially ones that relate to sustainability, Silva’s writing appears in the Boston Globe, Women’s Running and Taproot. Silva is a co-creative producer of “Covid Monologues MV: A Project to Nourish, Inspire & Connect.”

With this course, writers are invited to tell whatever story is closest to them, the release says. “They may choose to dive into what’s happening now by keeping a 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. No writing experience is required.

Email to sign up. Space is limited, and participants are asked to commit to all five sessions. Free and open to the public.