Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters

Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters
by Jean Pendziwol

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing
Elvis, Joan M. Baril, customer poet Rob Lem

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Editing Your Own Work: Considerations

Writer and editor, Susan Goldberg, speaker at Waverly Library Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Goldberg focused on personal memoir or personal essay.  Her talk was dense with tips on how to structure a good personal piece of writing.  "Most good personal writing is a sequence of anecdotes that relate to the larger theme," she said.  She divided the essay into four parts: a snappy opening, a thesis, a selection of anecdotes held together with reference to the theme and a conclusion. She detailed the main considerations for each section, showed slides, took questions and gave us a hand out.  A Wow! of a workshop.
Daniel Klein, president of NOWW, thanked the presenter.

Allison Skirtshack, Social Researcher, who is working on a book of personal  essays for Hospice Northwest with writer Susan Goldberg, the evening's presenter.

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