A workshop led by award-winning novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman, for both beginning and advanced writers.
It was Mary McCarthy who said, “I can’t help plagiarizing from real life.” In this workshop, you’ll learn how to transform your experiences and memories into a narrative others are interested in. For those of you who want to begin but don’t know the way in, we’ll discuss how to embark — what to put in, what to leave out, how to shape the story. For those of you already immersed in the writing, you'll be pushed all the way to the end. We’ll discuss how to read your pages analytically and diagnostically, how to fix problems so the writing is as good as you can make it. Class will include specific instruction, as well as exercises to help you discover your most engaging material.
Register online with your library card. No card? No problem! Just call (803) 929-3449.
Come back to Richland Library Main this same evening to hear Judy speak about her writing process and newest memoir! Click here for more details.
JUDY GOLDMAN is the author of two award-winning poetry collections and two novels, Early Leaving and The Slow Way Back, which was a finalist for SIBA's Novel of the Year and winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction Award and the Mary Ruffin Poole Award for First Fiction. Her memoir, Losing My Sister, was a finalist for both SIBA's Memoir of the Year and ForeWord Review's Memoir of the Year, and her new memoir, Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap, will be published February 12, 2019, by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, The Washington Post, and in many literary journals. She teaches writing workshops throughout the Southeast, and serves on the permanent faculty of Table Rock Writers Workshop.