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Writing A Life Into Memoir – An introductory workshop on craft

Wednesday, September 27


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Ames Public Library

Which age/grade is welcome?

This intended audience is for writers of all genres. Middle school through 12.


Ana McCracken
(515) 708-4694

About this event

Join author, Tom Montgomery Fate for an introductory workshop that teaches craft strategies to mine your life stories. Points shared during this FREE workshop are useful for other genres such as fiction and poetry. Strategies shared during our time together are intended to inspire your writing. This workshop will not include in-depth writing, however bring a pen and paper or laptop for brief generative exercises and to capture your ideas.

Tom Montgomery Fate is a professor emeritus at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois where he taught creative writing and literature courses. He is the author of six books of creative nonfiction, including The Long Way Home: Detours and Discoveries, a Travel Memoir. A regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, his essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, The low Review, and many others. His essays have aired on NPR, PRI and Chicago Public Radio.