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HOW-TO TUESDAY: The Quiet Memoir with Kate Meadows

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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We live in a society that is hungry for true stories of profound trauma and monumental recovery. But what if you’re a writer who doesn’t have an obvious rock-bottom-to-mountain-top story to share? Is there room for life stories that are quieter, tamer?

In this talk, writer/editor Kate Meadows will address this question head-on and share her own experience of coming to terms with (and ultimately defining for herself) “the quiet memoir.” In the end, there is a market for “quieter” life stories. The key is to create resonating points with your reader.

Kate will focus on the following points in this talk:

  • The significance of conflict and how to identify possible points of tension in a quiet memoir
  • Various ways to think about conflict (hint: it’s more than just “a problem!”)
  • Why knowing your audience is critical
  • How to hone in on the true significance of your story

Attendees will gain a better understanding and appreciation of the quiet memoir and learn how to approach stories with no obvious struggle in new and different ways.

About the series: How-To Tuesdays are monthly talks on the craft of creative nonfiction, publishing, marketing and the writing life led by Hippocampus Magazine editors & contributors. Your registration helps fund our contributor payments and other costs associated with running our journal.

About Our Speaker

Kate MeadowsKate Meadows is a creative nonfiction writer, editor and writing coach with an MFA in professional writing. Her work has appeared in Writer’s Digest, Poets & Writers, Chicken Soup for the Soul and elsewhere, including in three anthologies published by Books by Hippocampus: Dine, Ink, and Getting to the Truth: The Craft and Practice of Creative Nonfiction.

Kate leads a private online writing community called StoryCore. Recently she collaborated with the only officially licensed artist for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Scott Jacobs, to write and publish his life story. Kate lives in Rapid City, South Dakota, with her husband, two sons and a Boxer named Nellie. www.katemeadows.com


May 7
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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