Tuesday February 10, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Old Austerlitz - The Morey-Devereaux House 
11550 State Route 22
PO Box 144
Austerlitz, NY 12017

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Moira O'Grady 
Austerlitz Historical Society 

Free MEMOIR Writing Workshop: February 10th

Have you ever wished that you could raise your writing skills a notch or two under the guidance of a professional writer-editor?

Here's your chance -- and it's free!
(Space is limited to 10 participants.)

Scroll down to read more about the workshop and T.M. Hawley, our facilitator.

Austerlitz Historical Society Winter Writing Workshops - 2015

Tuesday evening, February 10th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

First Floor of the Morey-Devereaux House

Bring writing materials (such as a laptop computer or pen and paper); the facilitator will provide an inkjet printer.

PLEASE NOTE:  Participants should email a 1,000-word or less sample of their memoir writing to the facilitator by no later than February 8th -- two days prior to the workshop  t.m.hawley01@gmail.com.  Tim will then read all the samples, print multiple copies, and lead a group critique of each during the workshop.

The workshop will begin with introductions and a brief discussion about the writing of memoirs.  The group critiques will then take up the rest of the workshop.

Our fiction writing workshop on January 13th was very well attended and feedback was extremely positive.  So if you're interested, please register soon -- space is limited to 10.

To make the most of the time we have available, and as a courtesy to other participants, please arrive sufficiently early to get settled prior to the 6:00 pm start.  The session will take place as scheduled -- weather permitting.

About Our Facilitator

Local best-selling author T.M. Hawley will lead the workshop. Tim lives in the Varney House at Old Austerlitz, and is the author of Against the Fires of Hell: The Environmental Disaster of the Gulf War, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1992. He is currently under contract with Farrar, Straus & Giroux for his forthcoming work of narrative nonfiction, Fantasia on an Oak Table, a wide-ranging celebration of all things oak, borne on the story of how he came into some of the finest oak lumber on Earth, and then designed and built an Arts and Crafts-inspired dining table out of it. Tim also writes commercially for high-tech companies, and edits fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and academic works. While this will be the first writing workshop he will be leading in the area, he has led writing workshops in other settings and has mentored a number of aspiring writers.