Writing A Life Into Memoir Writing Workshop

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Join author Tom Montgomery Fate for a free workshop that teaches introductory craft strategies to mine your life stories.

Fate will share strategies intended to inspire your writing. These strategies will also be useful for other genres such as fiction and poetry.

This workshop will not include in-depth writing; however bring a pen and paper or laptop for brief generative exercises and to capture your ideas.

Register by e-mailing sign_up@ameswriterscollective.org.

Tom Montgomery Fate is a professor emeritus at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois where he taught creative writing and literature courses. He is the author of six books of creative nonfiction, including The Long Way Home: Detours and Discoveries, a Travel Memoir. A regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, his essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, The Iowa Review, and many others. His essays have aired on NPR, PRI and Chicago Public Radio.


Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and the Ames Writers Collective.

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.