Date & Time: Fri, November 5, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Location: online only
Register Here for Zoom: Eventbrite
Award-winning writer and veteran workshop instructor Judy Goldman will tell you everything she wishes she’d known when she started writing memoir. You’ll learn about scene vs. summary, pacing, characterization, determining structure, the importance of reflection, creating tension and contradiction. She’ll discuss how to navigate family members’ feelings when you write about them. This workshop is for beginners and experienced writers alike.
Part of the Pat Conroy Literary Festival this virtual workshop will be held on Zoom. A link to the video conference call will be provided to all registered participants several days prior to the workshop.
About our instructor:
Judy Goldman is the author of three memoirs, two novels, and two books of poetry. Her new memoir, Child, will be published by University of South Carolina Press in May 2022. Her memoir, Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) was named one of the best books of 2019 by Real Simple magazine. Her previous memoir, Losing My Sister (Blair), was named a finalist for Memoir of the Year by both Southeast Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) and ForeWord Review. Her work has been published in The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Crazyhorse, and other literary journals; Real Simple magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post, Literary Hub; and in numerous anthologies. She received the Irene Blair Honeycutt Lifetime Achievement Award, Hobson Award for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters, the Fortner Writer and Community Award for “outstanding generosity to other writers and the larger community,” and the Beverly D. Clark Author Award from Queens University. Born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina, she lives with her husband in Charlotte, NC.
Photos as well as short bios of all festival presenters are on the Presenter Page.