Dianne Hennessy King and Nina Sichel invite you to experiment with your own writing. Before the meeting, you will be sent a few prompts to inspire you to choose some work you’re already writing or thinking of writing, memoir or any other genre, and start looking at what happens when you borrow from other methods. This is an interactive program during which you’ll have some time to write, discuss, crumble paper, and laugh. After the workshop, you will be sent follow-up resources. Details for the virtual meeting will be sent to members in the October newsletter.

Meeting Details
Saturday, October 24
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Online – details provided to members via email. 

Upcoming Meetings
November 21 –  NaNoWriMo Virtual Write-in
December 12 – Holiday Virtual Gathering


Dianne Hennessy King co-authored, Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More, which was published by Skyhorse Publishing of New York in September 2016.

She taught memoir writing at George Mason University’s Osher program for eight years, produced programs for public television for over ten years, and last month after 14 years turned over her position as editor of Culinary Historians. She is looking forward to having more time for writing poetry and finishing her own memoir.

Nina Sichel is co-editor of two collections about cross-cultural international childhoods, Unrooted Childhoods:  Memoirs of Growing Up Global (2004)and Writing Out of Limbo:  International Childhoods, Global Nomads and Third Culture Kids (2011).  They include her reflections on growing up American among expats in Venezuela.  Her work has also appeared in The American Journal of Nursing, International Educator, Brain,Child, and elsewhere, and she has blogged about TCKs for the Children’s Mental Health Network (www.cmhnetwork.org).  She leads theme-based reflective writing and memoir programs near Washington, DC, and is available for presentations and travel elsewhere.