West Tisbury Library Online Memoir Writing Workshop

Moira Silva offers an upcoming memoir writing workshop. – Courtesy of Moira Silva

Starting January 4, West Tisbury Library will be hosting a series of five-week online memory workshops with Moira Silva on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The series takes place on February 4, 11, 18, 25 and 1.

In this course, according to a library press release, writers are asked to tell the story closest to them. They can choose to delve into what’s going on right now by keeping a running journal, or reflect on life by writing formal life story memoirs, or they can work on both.

With a mix of exercises, readings, and discussions, writers will connect with their writing and themselves. Participants will form a supportive community while sharing the work in progress, with the group honoring whatever is created, whether it’s an essay, song, letter, or brand new genres. The press release says, “After five weeks, writers will leave lighter in mind and richer in purpose.” No writing experience is required to participate.

Workshop moderator Moira Convey Silva is a writing teacher, writing consultant, yoga teacher, community activist and award-winning writer who for over 10 years has freelance for national and local periodicals. Focusing on articles and essays, particularly those related to sustainability, Silva’s writings appear in the Boston Globe, Women’s Running, and Taproot, among others. Silva is a co-creative producer of Covid Monologues MV: A project to nourish, inspire and connect.

Classes will meet on Zoom; contact [email protected] register. Space is limited. Participants are asked to sign up for all five sessions. The workshop is free and open to the public.