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Claiming Your Voice Women’s Memoir Workshop

Local memoir author Lorraine Ash will share her gifts with attendees of her “Claiming Your Voice: A Deep Dive into Women’s Memoirs” workshop on Saturday, October 14 to Sunday, October 15. This two-day memoir retreat for women in Nanuet also includes mini-reflexology sessions and “A Sit Down with Spirit,” a live show presented by author Rita Gigante.

“Women writers may burn with a desire to tell their stories but sometimes lose confidence in the worthiness of what they have to say. During this two-day workshop, you will cross the line from selfconsciousness to self-knowledge and embrace the importance of bearing witness to your own life,” explains Ash, who believes that memoirs are a socially important genre.

“You’ll learn how other women memoirists have written about the taboo, the tumultuous and the triumphant. You will gain confidence in your own voice, learn to honor the female experience, tell stories that educate, use language techniques that strengthen your writing and connect your individual struggle to a collective one,” she continues.

Lorraine Ash, MA, is the author of Life Touches Life: A Mother’s Story of Stillbirth and Healing and Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life.

“The ultimate achievement for writers,” she says, “is to lead themselves, and their readers, to some truth about the human experience.”

Bring a friend and each of you saves 10%.

Cost: $345. Location: Cuppa Pulp Writers’ Space, 119 Main St., Ste. 2, Nanuet. Register at For more information, contact 201-248-2146.

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