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2017-09/02 Memoir IV: Voice, Transitions, Symbolism with Marni Freedman

Date: First class is Saturday, September 2, 2017 Time: 12:15 to 2:15pm Number of sessions: 6--Saturdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7 Members: $180 Nonmembers: $216 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

Agents often share that what makes a memoir stand out in the marketplace is a strong author’s voice. In this workshop we will uncover the soul of the writing with fun and interactive voice techniques to make the storytelling as dynamic as possible.

Students will also learn how to craft smooth transitions as well as how to enter and exit a chapter or scene. Participants will gain a better understanding how to create a seamless text that takes the reader between past memories (flashbacks) and present day experiences and observations.

We will work on bringing the theme of the piece to life so that the manuscript will resonate with universal meaning.

This class is part of the new Certificate Program in Memoir Writing.  You can purchase all 5 Memoir classes (each 6 sessions) and save 20%.

Marni-Cropped HeadshotMarni Freedman is a produced, published and award winning writer.  After graduating as an award winning student from the USC School of Filmic Writing, Marni began her career with her play, “Two Goldsteins on Acid,” which was produced in Los Angeles.  She worked as a script doctor for Fox Searchlight, Disney, and other film companies and worked as a script agent for the Mary Sue Seymour Agency.  One of her plays was made into a film, “Playing Mona Lisa,” and was produced by Disney. She has published articles in several magazines and online sites, worked as a ghost writer for a “how to” book series and is currently in demand as a book editor and script doctor.  Currently, around San Diego, you can find Marni teaching writing workshops at San Diego Writers Ink, UCSD Extension, The San Diego Library and running the popular San Diego Screenwriter’s group, The Writer’s Circle.  Her new book, 7 Essential Writing Tools will be available in February of 2016.

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that a class does not get cancelled or rescheduled.