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How NOT to Write a Memoir: A Writing Workshop

Feb 25, 2020 12:48PM ● By Editor

How NOT to Write a Memoir: A Writing Workshop

Presented by local author Joan Crosby 

 Grand Marais, MN, February 25, 2020— There is no wrong way to write a memoir, but plenty of hazards can trap a writer in the early stages of manuscript development. Joan Crosby, author of Tucker Lake Chronicle: Thirteen Months in the North Woods (2019), returns to Grand Marais Public Library on Wednesday, March 11 at 1:00 PM to present How NOT to Write a Memoir, a workshop designed to help participants charge and accelerate their own writing process.

During this workshop, Crosby will discuss memoir as a genre, and show how engaging stories emerge from journal entries or notes when married to research and narrative arc. Participants will complete short writing activities, and receive tips and resources to stay inspired after the session. You do not have to be working on a memoir to appreciate this event.  

Joan Crosby lives near Grand Marais, Minnesota with her husband, Dick, and her beloved pug, Mr. Magoo. She has been a columnist for the Cook County News Herald for the past two decades. Tucker Lake Chronicle shares the Crosbys’ transition from Minneapolis suburbs to winter on the outskirts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, where Joan and Dick stayed in a primitive one-room cabin without road access or modern conveniences. The book, published by Nodin Press, is now in its third printing.   

All are welcome to attend the Grand Marais Public Library’s free events, which aim to increase knowledge, inspire creativity, remove barriers, and build community across Cook County. For more information about library services, please contact the library at 218-387-1140, or visit the website