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"Telling Your Story" -- Memoir Writing Workshop

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Monday, February 13th, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Monday, February 13th, 2017 to March 20, 2017

Every Monday 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM


"Telling Your Story"

A Memoir Writing Workshop

Is it time for you to put your stories on paper?

This workshop is led by Marva K. Blackmore, past president of the Storytellers of Canada. She is an experienced storyteller and workshop leader who will help guide you through the process of constructing your stories from your favorite and most vivid memories. Using the time-honored techniques utilized by storytellers around the world, Marva will help you unleash those stories and capture them on paper.

This is a six-week workshop that takes place each Monday (February 13, 20, 27, and March 6, 13, & 20) from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, B.C. The registration fee covers all six Mondays and includes all your supplies. All you bring is a writing implement.

Marva has told stories across Canada and internationally on stage, at festivals, in coffee houses, and at the National Arts Center in Ottawa. She delights her audiences with her stories, including personal and folk tales. She has learned from the folk tales how to construct stories that are interesting and draw the reader into the tale.

She has also spent the last few years helping people write and edit their memoirs and brings that experience to this workshop. And now she will show you how to apply those techniques to your stories. She is also a certified Guided Autobiography instructor. 

First, she will help you draw stories from within yourself and help you organize them to create your own memoir. This will be six weeks well spent and at the end of it, if you participate and do the work, you should be well on your way to creating your own memoir.

Register: You can register online at by clicking on this link. OR Go to to access links to Eventbrite or Paypal to pay by credit card.

Advance registration and advance payment is required. You can pay by cheque or e-mail payment if you contact Marva directly.

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." -- Mark Twain

Cost: Adult: $150
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Location: McMillan Arts Centre
133 Macmillan Street, Parksville
This event is for Adults, Seniors
More Info: Marva Blackmore
[email protected]
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