SWET Talk Shop via Zoom: Tips on Memoir Writing from My Experience

Speaker: Karen Hill Anton
Moderator: Lynne E. Riggs
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon JST
The meeting opens at 9:30 a.m. for networking; discussion from 10:00, followed by Q&A.
Advance registration is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsf-6prT0vEtHuAw_rE6MDOOujma_u-2rR

Suppose you want to write a memoir for a wide readership, as our speaker has done. Where do you start and how do you prepare? What are the qualities of a really good memoir beyond the story of a long and full life?

In the first hour, we will ask Karen Hill Anton about the resources she collected, advice she received, and decisions she made over the years leading up to the writing of her memoir and what we can learn from her experience that we can apply to any attempt we ourselves might make.   

Karen Hill Anton is a columnist, teacher, and author. Her memoir, The View from Breast Pocket Mountain, published in September 2020, is the recipient of the Memoir Magazine Grand Prize 2022, the SPR Award Gold Prize 2021, and the B.R.A.G  Medallion 2020. She presented seminars on memoir writing at the Japan Writers Conference 2020 and 2021. Her novel A Thousand Graces comes out in January 2023. Karen has made her home in rural Shizuoka since 1975. Her talk with SWET about her memoir is available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76mbucv69F4.