This mid-April, I am honored to be a presenter at:
Story Circle Network
Sixth National Women’s Memoir Conference
April 13-15, 2012
Wyndham Hotel, Austin, Texas
My session echoes the themes of the Wisdom Has a Voice project and the memoirs in the anthology:
Pearls of Wisdom: Memoirs about Mother
Presenter: Kate Farrell
A mother-daughter relationship is often the closest of all, like the two sides of an oyster shell. In the best of times, the sheen of the inner shell encases their bond, but often an irritant within or without creates a pearl. Layer upon layer of experience produces a lustrous wisdom that is frequently untold, too closely held. A memoir about Mother is the perfect way to express the pearl of experienced truths.
In this workshop, we will explore techniques to describe and distill the stories about Mother and to share their value with others: a string of pearls, a legacy of feminine wisdom. We’ll select key experiences and produce two pieces of writing: one reflective commentary and one a story, the elements of memoir. We’ll read our works, discuss the process, and review next steps in writing.
About the conference:
Stories from the Heart VI will bring women from around the country to celebrate our stories and our lives. Through writing, reading, listening, and sharing, we will discover how personal narrative is a healing art, how we can gather our memories, how we can tell our stories. We welcome readers, writers, storytellers, and any woman with a past, present, and future. There will be opportunities to explore difficult or hidden issues, expand our relationships with other women, and discover different modes and media—such as art, dance, and drama—for sharing our stories. Come, learn, share, celebrate with us as we honor our stories!
For more information, click: Sixth National Women’s Memoir Conference