Memoir Writing a Workshop at Morehead Manor

Memoir: Writing

Sharing, Growing, Healing, Changing 

This interactive memoir workshop will focus on using the creative form of writing as a method to
share, grow, heal, and change.  This workshop will help you identify the best structure of your project and give you various techniques to tell your story; it is open to all writers regardless of writing experience, who are wrestling with how to get the project started or dealing with wanting better ways to voice your life story through writing.
Author Patrice Gaines will lead this workshop.  Ms. Gaines’s memoir “Laughing in the Dark” has sold thousands of copies and made her a popular motivational speaker, coach and advocate.  Ms. Gaines spent 16 years working for the Washington Post.
Laughing in the Dark by Patrice Gaines book cover
The cost of the workshop is $225.  This price
  •  Friday
    (evening) – Welcome Reception, Book Reading  and Signing with Ms. Gaines
  • Saturday
     (all day) – The Workshop – Memoir: Writing to Heal, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner
  •  Sunday
    (morning) – Breakfast


As an option, participants may bring any journaling or works in progress. 
If available, these will be used in exercises throughout the workshop. 
Ms. Gaines will be available on Sunday afternoon to critique any works.  These works must be typed and double spaced, limited to 10 pages and submitted NO later than noon on January 14, 2013.  The fee for critique session is $25 per piece.
 Ms. Gaines will meet with you to handle your consultations in half-hour increments beginning at noon on Sunday, January 27, 2013.
For out of town participants requiring accommodations, a limited number of rooms are
available.  The total cost based on single occupancy for above and accommodations on Friday and Saturday is $535.  For double occupancy, please add $50 nightly.
Payment arrangements are available.  A deposit of one half is due at the time of booking.  This fee is non-refundable after December 31, 2012.
For further information or to book your spot, please call 919 687 4366 or e-Mail

Reserve your place in this workshop today as space is limited.

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