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Laura Kalpakian in Conversation with Cami Ostman, Memory Into Memoir: A Writer’s Handbook - VIRTUAL EVENT

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Sun, 10/03/2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Join us on Zoom as two master craftswomen of writing discuss Kalpakian's latest book!

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The memoir is not the story of what you know, it's the story of how you learned it.
Memory into Memoir provides a lively guide for anyone looking to wrestle the unruly past onto the page. In thirteen chapters, Laura Kalpakian provides tools to develop narrative form, scenic depiction, character development, and dialogue. There are chapters devoted to excavating the Family Story and the slippery Truth, especially when telling stories not solely your own. Kalpakian explores the use of letters, diaries, and photographs, and she offers tips for research, publishing choices, and the uses of music. With a broad exploration of technique and development, and a range of reference, Memory into Memoir includes examples, extensive resources, and animating prompts. The seasoned writer, the aspiring writer, and the reluctant writer looking for a knowledgeable, encouraging companion will find Memory into Memoir the go-to guide for a successful, fulfilling writing experience.

Laura Kalpakian is the author of thirteen novels and four collections of short fiction. Kalpakian is the winner of an NEA Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Award, the Anahid Award for an American writer of Armenian descent, the PEN West Award, and the Stand International Short Fiction Competition. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Cami Ostman, founder of The Narrative Project, has published a memoir, Second Wind: One Woman’s Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents, and has co-edited several anthologies, including Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions and True Stories, Vols. I-III. She has been profiled in Fitness Magazine and her books have been reviewed in O Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post

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Published: University of New Mexico Press - October 1st, 2021

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True Stories: The Narrative Project Volume III Cover Image
By Cami A. Ostman (Editor)
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True Stories: The Narrative Project Volume II Cover Image
By Cami Ostman (Editor), Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor (Editor), Anneliese Kamola (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780999804827
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By Cami Ostman (Editor), Rebeca Mabanglo-Mayor (Editor)
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Published: Sidekick Press - November 30th, 2018

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