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Memoir Writing Workshop


This free workshop led by local author and teacher Gail Kittleson explores memoir writing, the art of bringing your memories to life.  Key moments that shaped who you are, funny stories you don't want to forget, lessons learned  --  you have the ability to capture all this and more for your family, friends, future generations, or just yourself.  The workshop will be made up of both instructional lecture and writing activities so please bring your laptop or paper/pen.  (We have limited outlets so a fully charged laptop is a good idea.)

Although this workshop will focus just on memoir, writers of all genres can benefit from Gail's encouragement and instruction!  Plenty of writers mine experiences from their own life for fiction, and this workshop could jumpstart your idea machine!

The workshop is absolutely free and no purchase is necessary (really!), although the option to purchase FHB's usual beer/cider/root beer is of course available. The workshop will run about two hours, with time for a break in the middle and question and answer time with Gail. Doors open at 6 PM and the workshop will start promptly at 6:30 PM, so please be settled in by then. No registration is necessary.

Questions? Please email FHB events coordinator Molly at

More about Gail:

Gail enjoyed a career in college expository writing and ESL teaching before focusing on her own writing, which includes memoir and World War II era fiction.  She has several published books and facilitates writing workshops around north Iowa and beyond. 

To learn more, visit Gail online:

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