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Writing Personal Essays and Memoir: Plagiarizing From Real Life

Presented by Richland Library at Richland Library, Main Branch, Columbia SC

Mar 18 2019
Writing Personal Essays and Memoir: Plagiarizing From Real Life

A free workshop led by award-winning novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman, for both beginning and advanced writers.

It was Mary McCarthy who said, “I can’t help plagiarizing from real life.” In this workshop, you’ll learn how to transform your experiences and memories into a narrative others are interested in. For those of you who want to begin but don’t know the way in, we’ll discuss how to embark — what to put in, what to leave out, how to shape the story. For those of you already immersed in the writing, you’ll be pushed all the way to the end. We’ll discuss how to read your pages

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Free Admission

Please register in advance with your library card at No library card? No problem! Just call (803) 929-3449.

Contact: 803-929-3449

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Additional time info:

Come back to the library this same evening to hear Judy speak about her writing process and newest book!

Meet the Author: Judy Goldman

6:30 p.m., Richland Library Main

1431 Assembly Street, Columbia SC 29201

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  • Author Judy Goldman


Richland Library, Main Branch

1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201

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