memoir

Learn About Writing your Family Memoir

Barbara Graham, discusses Writing Your Family Memoir on a telechat TONIGHT Thursday, July 19, 7 PM Eastern/4 PM Pacific.   Open only to IAJW members, who attend the event at no cost. Barbara is a New York Times best-selling author and essayist, and editor of Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal…

Funerals and weddings and other journal-writing-trigger events

My 86 year old mother and I flew up to New York City to attend the funeral of her best friend, Judy. Not only was Judy my mother’s best friend, but she was also my second mother from the time that I was three years old. My siblings and I…

The Dilemma of the Memoir

There are a couple of articles in the NY Times in yesterday’s and today’s paper about dilemmas that crop up with writing memoirs. The first article,  A Mother’s Memoir, A Son’s Anguish is about the memoir, The Lost Child: A Mother’s Story.  Author Julie Myerson has written about her son’s…

Turn your Journal into an Heirloom Memoir

Guest Blog–by Maryan Pelland People who keep journals have much in common with professional writers, except they don’t get paid. Journaling chronicles what you’re doing, or thinking, or feeling, or observing in the moments of your experience. It’s not hard to see that the word journalist comes from journal. A…