Introduction to Memoir Writing with Ann Sheybani

On Thursday, July 25, the Farmington Libraries welcome back writer and motivational speaker, Ann Sheybani, for an introduction to memoir writing. This session will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive.

Memoirgroove_annists, unlike fiction writers, do not want to tell a story.  They want to tell it all—the all of personal experience, of consciousness itself.  They wish to tell their mind.

So, how is it done? These are the other, more specific questions beginning writers ask about memoir: Who cares about my life story? Do I have to include the tough parts? How close do I have to stick to the truth? How can I write about family or friends without hurting them? How can I faithfully reconstruct a conversation that took place ten years ago? Where should I begin? How much back-story is necessary?

If you’d like the answer to these questions, and more, come to the Farmington Main Library on Thursday, July 25, to learn how to begin. This introduction to memoir writing is free and open to the public. Space is limited; please register in advance by calling the library at 860-673-6791 or visiting the library’s web site at

This program is part of the libraries’ 2013 adult summer reading program entitled, “One Town, Many Stories,” and is sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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