Turning Memories into Memoirs with Denis Ledoux

  • Date: November 2, 2020
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Location: Franco-American Collection, Lewiston


The Franco-American Collection (FAC) at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College invites you to join us in the last of its series of free online workshops exploring oral history, genealogy and memoir.


On Monday November 2, 1-2 PM, Denis Ledoux, director of The Memoir Network, who has been helping people to write personal and family history since 1989, will offer a mini-Turning Memories into Memoirs workshop. His Zoom tele-class will cover five basic must-do tasks memoir writers need to tackle successfully as they prepare to leave a written legacy. While this is a writing-focused program, its principles can be applied to oral history or genealogy narratives. Participants will receive class downloads after their registration. No prior writing experience or attendance in the previous programs in the series is necessary. 


Denis Ledoux’s Turning Memories Into Memoirs/A Handbook for Writing Lifestories (1992, 1998, 2006) is a classic in the memoir-writing field and, along with his many other titles—among them We Were Not Spoiled / Franco Memoir written with his mother and A Sugary Frosting written using texts from his deceased wife—is available in both hardcopy and electronic forms. He believes strongly that anyone with a strong desire and a commitment to learn can succeed at writing an interesting memoir.


We hope you will join the Franco-American Collection in a warm welcome to the last of our mini-series presenters this fall! There is no fee for the programs which are made possible by a generous grant from the Québec Delegation in Boston. The Delegation has shown itself enthusiastic in supporting Franco-American initiatives.

For more information, or to register, contact Denis Ledoux, the FAC board’s Program Chair at Denis@thememoirnetwork.com or the FAC’s archivist, Anna Faherty at anna.faherty@maine.edu or by phone (207) 753-6545. You can also register at this link: https://maine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsfuirrz0vEtZndLPugFplMzn6SjfNwt4K 


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