How To Free The Writer Within – Part 2
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Life Writing – Part 2: Begin writing the story of your life.

How To Free The Writer Within - Part 2

We have been asked to provide a follow up class to our “How to Free the Writer Within” – the introduction to memoir writing workshop, lead by author, entrepreneur, and lecturer, Marva Allen.

To take this class as a prerequisite you would need to have taken a basic introduction to writing class, or our “How to Free the Writer Within” workshop, with clear understanding of such aspects as characterization, plot, voice and more.

In this workshop, limited to 5 people, we will actually work on your Memoir...you must have at least three chapters of your memoir written...we will take a deep dive into developing the first chapters of your Memoir...finding your theme, drilling even as far down as word choices.

Join us and get that those meaningful and important memories on paper – let’s write!

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The workshop will be lead by noted book expert, Marva Allen, author of two acclaimed books, Protegee (1993) and Camouflage (2000) the sequel. Her latest novel, If I Should Die Tonight … will be published by Simon and Schuster in the Fall of 2016. Allen has been the “go to” person for books for NPR, NBC and is the on-air book contributor and commentator for Arise TV.

As a partner in the imprint Open Lens, she is the publisher of the acclaimed Makeda from Randall Robinson, The Roving Tree from Haitian author Elsie Agustave, And Then I Danced from Mark Segal, and has expertise on all sides of the publishing industry.

She has been instrumental in guiding the success of many authors’ books, creating one of-a-kind events and as former co-owner of Hue-man bookstore, hosted major events for Toni Morrison, President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Steve Harvey, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Dwayne Wade and a host of other celebrity authors.

She is a graduate of The University of Michigan.

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