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Finding the Core Message Of Your Memoir with Valerie Ihsen
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Finding the Core Message of your Memoir. Image contains a picture of an apple with a big bite taken out of it, with little figurine excavators inside. On the left is the instructors smiling face inside a circle.

Look beyond the plot to discover the true meaning of your memoir in this workshop with Valerie Ihsen.

Upcoming Session:
Thursday, November 16
6-8 PM

This is an HYBRID event. Instructor will be in person at:

Wordcrafters Studio
436 Charnelton St. Ste 100
Eugene, OR 97401

$69 (Members Save 10%)

Registration closes November 9.

How do you distill the central topic of a part of your life? And make it meaningful enough for folks who don’t know you to care?

Theme is more important in memoir than in any other genre–and it’s probably the hardest part of writing a memoir. Memoir is personal. It’s difficult to back away far enough from your own story to clearly see its themes, meaning, and message.

But your memoir needs a compelling takeaway for your reader. It must have a clear core message to have the power to reach folks far outside your circle. You’re not a celebrity with a huge platform, after all.

In this class, you’ll discover and clarify the thematic core of your memoir and maybe even settle on a working title.

Come prepared to look underneath the plot of your story and find its true meaning.