Opening Keynote Presentation
"Fast-Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours"
DATE: Friday, September 28
TIME: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Writing a memoir can be a daunting proposition— you are the expert on your life but narrating and organizing your own experiences effectively can feel impossible. Learn how to quickly get a draft of your memoir written while keeping the memoir’s structure cohesive and compelling. We will discuss the framing techniques that best suit your particular life’s story, and we will learn how working quickly heightens enthusiasm and quiets the inner critic.
The presentation includes a CCWC branded book with your registration fee.
Rachael Herron is the bestselling author of the novels The Ones Who Matter Most (named a 2016 Editor’s Pick by Library Journal), Splinters of Light, and Pack Up the Moon (all from Penguin), the Darling Bay and the Cypress Hollow series, and the memoir, A Life in Stitches (Chronicle). She received her MFA in writing from Mills College, Oakland and she teaches writing in the extension programs at both UC Berkeley and Stanford. She is proud to be a New Zealander as well as a US citizen, though her Kiwi accent only comes out when she is very tired. She is honored to be a member of the NaNoWriMo Writers Board.
This event is included in your full conference registration price. Not enrolled in the conference, but want to see Rachael Herron’s keynote? You can purchase individual tickets for $20.
More about Rachael - www.rachaelherron.com