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2017-06/06 From Memory to Memoir with Kirsten Imani Kasai

Date: POSTPONED Time:  Number of sessions: 1 -- One Day Class Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

Everyone has a story to tell, but it can be difficult to know where and how to begin. We’ll explore different techniques for finding the narrative amidst our memories, identifying elements of our story and discuss how to use creative license to handle fuzzy or painful memories. You’ll also discover how to bring real people to life as characters and identify what role you play within the story. Come and discover how to mine your memories and life experiences to craft the compelling memoir or personal essay that you yearn to write.

Kirsten Imani Kasai has published novels, short fiction, poetry, essays and articles in numerous print and online publications in the USA, Canada and Romania. She’s the publisher of Body Parts Magazine, a literary journal of provocative horror. An avid proponent of the need to support literary citizenship and advocacy in the writing community, she’s dedicated to guiding writers toward the fullest expression of their voice and work via the MagicWordEditingCo. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and is certified in the teaching of creative writing. Her fourth novel, The House of Erzulie will be published in February 2018 by Shade Mountain Press. Connect with her at

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