Monday Memoir Writers Group
560 Palmerston Avenue Toronto,
is open! Wear a mask and keep distancing please.
Meetings are not
being held at this time. They were by phone from March 2020 to July 2021.
Meetings may resume again in September 2021.
This memoir writers group
met most Mondays that the library was open.
We gathered in a meeting room from 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm. There were usually
6-10 of us attending and we welcomed new-comers. What did we do?
We had a canister full of topics - our donated ideas for topics to write
about. The stories related to our lives as we are interested in writing
memoirs. At our meetings, a topic was taken from the collection and
we all wrote for about 15 minutes. We then read what we'd written to the
group. Positive remarks and our shared ideas and experiences were
interspersed with the readings.
At the library we did
two topics - one for each hour - if the group was very small - we might
do three topics. Depending on the size of the group, we had time to talk
about whatever the group was interested in along with the readings.
We dated the topic cards used and archived them - see our Topic List below
for that. We also exchanged tips, ideas for resources and recommended
reading material. (Resource
List and Book
Memoir Writers were at Lillian H. Smith then Palmerston branch since May
2019. These Monday meetings were 1:45-3:45 pm at the Palmerston
Branch. The meeting room is downstairs. An elevator operated by a librarian
was for those with accessible needs. They arrived early for this accomodation.
all who were planning to attend, it was necessary to be on time if possible
as we needed to be out of this meeting room by 3:45 for the next group.
This library is two blocks west of Bathurst for those using TTC. There
is an elevator at Bathurst station. If you prefer
stairs you might have enjoyed the Markham exit. This station is a little
closer to Palmerston branch than the Christie station.
what we've written about since September, 2010.
List - reading and web links related to writing
Lists - Memoirs - links about memoirs and memoirs recommended
by members of our writers' group.
Please join us.... in
between meetings, to suggest writing resources or
memoirs to read please contact:
Dr. Selia Karsten firstname.lastname@example.org
July 12, 2021