Bring Your Life . . . to Life! Make Your Memoir Sing
Saturday April 15, 2017 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Featuring Victoria Zackheim, memoirist, novelist, editor, playwright, and UCLA Extension personal essay instructor
Victoria Zackheim will explore the key points that make your memoir sing! We’ll begin with the arc, continuity, showing and not telling…and so much more…and then we’ll explore the introductory paragraph, that all-important, compelling element that grabs your reader and drives them into the story.
Victoria is the author of the novel The Bone Weaver and editor of six anthologies: He Said What?, The Other Woman, For Keeps, The Face in the Mirror, Exit Laughing, and FAITH. Her play, The Other Woman, based on her first anthology, was featured across the United States in 2015, with simultaneous readings at more than twenty theater venues. Her play Entangled, an adaptation of the memoir Entangled: A Chronicle of Late Love, was in development at Z Space in San Francisco. Victoria’s first screenplay, MAIDSTONE, is now with director Peter Werner. Her screenplay ROZZY is based on Caroline Leavitt’s novel Meeting Rozzy Halfway. Victoria is story developer and writer of Where Birds Never Sang: The Story of Ravensbruck and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camps, aired nationwide by PBS. She teaches Personal Essay in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, is an instructor at writers’ conferences in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe, and teaches workshops, often with mystery writer Anne Perry and novelist/memoirist Barbara Abercrombie. Victoria is a 2010 San Francisco Library Laureate.
- Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
- Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers
- The meeting fee includes lunch and beverage
- Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA
The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemens offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent food.