Thomas Larson: Writing the Modern Memoir

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For Immediate Release:
October 2, 2009
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
816.701.3698
Thomas Larson: Writing the Modern Memoir

 Thomas Larson, author of The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative, discusses the rise in popularity of the modern memoir and offers tips on how aspiring writers can find a niche in the challenging genre on Wednesday, October 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

 

Larson will cover the differences between the traditional autobiography and the contemporary memoir, how to choose a subject and begin writing a memoir, and the mainstays of the memoir form.

 

Larson writes personal essays, memoir, nonfiction, and literary criticism. Larson is a contributing writer for the San Diego Reader where, since 1999, he has specialized in narrative nonfiction. Larson’s work has also appeared in many literary magazines and other publications, among them The Gettysburg Review, Southwest Review, Antioch Review, The Potomac Review, and The San Diego Union-Tribune.

 

Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage located at 10th and Baltimore.