A WORKSHOP class called "Memoirs in Baltimore" is being offered in Hampden this month.
Participants will be remembering, recording, and sharing their personal stories, family histories, and community recollections.
The workshop will meet for three sessions. During the first two sessions, participants will learn, by taking part in writing exercises, how to write their personal memoir. Then, in the third session, participants will read from their recollections and share their memories with other participants.
The goal of the course is to have each class member prepare a complete "chapter" of his or her life.
The workshops are be held at Stella's, 1009 West 36th Street. Sessions will be held on three Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. on January 13 and 20 and February 3. The course is open to anyone-regardless of age or place of residence. The fee is $25, including a workbook and materials.
The course is a joint project of the Hometown Writer's Guild-affiliated with Hometown Girl, a business based at 814 West 36th Street-and the Writing Institute of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The instructor is UMBC creative writing teacher MaryBeth Fischer.
According to Suzanne Weintraub, publicist for Hometown Girl, this is the second of four seasonal workshops. The first, held in October, "was filled to capacity," she reports, with 25 participants. "We had a mix of ages and regions and income levels," she adds. Participants are encouraged to take part in more than one session so they have a more complete memoir.
For information, call Hometown Girl at 467-1015.