Life Stories with Laurie Lisle
Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
November is a Memoir Writing Month, an opportunity to dedicate, or rededicate, oneself to writing personal and family stories, and memories of life experiences. We have invited Laurie Lisle to share with us her insights about writing a memoir. She is the author of six books: two biographies, a memoir, and titles about women without children, gardening, and educating girls. They have won wide recognition in the media and have been published in six languages. Her essays, articles, and book reviews have appeared in many publications and anthologies. A recipient of fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and other arts colonies, she has taught literature and lectured at art museums, colleges, libraries, and literary events in the United States and Canada.
In her latest book, Word for Word: A Writer’s Life (Artemis Editions, May 2021), Laurie shares her hard-earned wisdom about the writing life. It’s the dramatic story of her determination to become a published author, from her early days in journalism to writing her groundbreaking biographies of legendary artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Nevelson. She discusses the demands of writing honestly about others and herself while unflinchingly sharing successes, stumbling blocks, and relationships that threatened to silence her written voice.
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