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Calling Writers of Tulare and Kings County!
Next meeting of the Tulare-Kings Writers group is Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m., Blue Room, Library on Oak St. Visalia.

“Crafting Ones Autobiography or Memoir”
20 May 2017 Presentation to Tulare Kings Writers
By Newell G. Bringhurst*
My presentation will focus on the process of composing one’s life story, be it an autobiography or memoir. My presentation will be divided into three main sections: First, I will briefly describe my own fascination with the genre of autobiography/memoir—both from my own reading of life stories written by accomplished authors, of note; but also from the perspective of my own feeble efforts to relate my own life story—as inconsequential as that may seem. Secondly, I will offer suggestions/guidelines on the best way to undertake the challenging task of describing one’s life experiences. Finally, time will be left for members of the audience to “brainstorm” concerning the craft and challenges of crafting their own readable autobiography/memoir.
*Newell G. Bringhurst is a retired professor of history and Political Science from College of the Sequoias, where he taught for 25 years. He is the author/editor of thirteen books, exploring various aspects of American history of race, religion, politics, and Tulare County history.

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