02/01 Memoir Club

Date: Sat, Feb 1 Time: 10am to 2pm Number of sessions: Monthly, or come for one session Members: $60 Nonmembers: $72 Location: The NEW Ink Spot, NTC at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

Come join The Memoir Club – and learn structure for memoir!

February Memoir Club features Barbara McNally, author of “Unbridled” who will speak to the class

What is it: A fun, interactive read and critique group geared to helping writers complete their memoirs to the best of their ability.  You may come for just one meeting but we hope you will return often.

The group will focus on Structure for Memoir, a 14 point plotting system designed to assist writers in professionally crafting the tightest and most intriguing story possible.

Also covered: Scene Creation, Hot dialogue tools, When and What to Cut, Crafting the hook and Marketing your Memoir.

When is it? First Saturday of the month at SDWI from 10-2 (once a month). Come to one or come every month!

Why, why, why? Because you want to create (or take) raw memoir material and learn how to make it a compelling, marketable, page turner. Because you want the process to be fun, healing, supportive, and inspirational.

marniMarni 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 and running the popular San Diego Screenwriter’s group, The Writer’s Circle. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and ensure the class does not get cancelled or shifted to another date and time. We evaluate registration numbers between 7 and 3 days before a class start to decide about whether to keep or reschedule it. By registering 7 days or more in advance, you help us help our participants and instructors in many ways.