Public Engagement Project Event -- Memoir Workshop with Mimi Schwartz


Thursday, December 08, 2022, 10:00am - 12:00pm

From Memory to Memoir with Mimi Schwartz

We all have memories that keep resurfacing. Some are life-shaping events; others are small moments tied to an object, photograph, sound, or song. How to turn fragments of memory—scattered in notebooks or still in our head—into stories, big or small? Using readings, writing prompts, and discussion, we’ll explore strategies for getting started, finding the right voice. and using scene, setting, and creative revision to produce work others will want to read.

Date: Thursday, December 8 | Time: from 10:00-12:00 PM | Location: Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building (162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick)

Mimi Schwartz’s books include Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited- New Echoes of My Father’s German Village (2021); When History is Personal (2018); Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed (2002), and Writing True, the Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction (2006). Ten of her essays have been Notables in Best American Essays and her short literary work has appeared in The Missouri Review, Creative Nonfiction, The New York Times, Tikkun, River Teeth, Ploughshares, Boston Globe, among others. She is Professor Emerita in Writing at Richard Stockton University and teaches creative writing workshops in the United States and abroad. 

Attendance is limited and by application only.  Apply here:

The deadline to apply is Monday, December 5 at 11.59 p.m.