Virtual Memoir Writing Workshop Series at Scotch Plains Library

Do you have memories that you would like to shape into a story that you can share? Join local teacher and writer Edie Scher for a series of classes on creating a memoir.  You’ll  be guided through the process of writing, editing, and compiling your chapters in a supportive environment.

This group will meet for six sessions on alternate Wednesdays from 1pm to 2pm.  Scheduled dates are:

  • March 10

  • March 24

  • April 7

  • April 21

  • May 5

  • May 19

This group is for Scotch Plains and Fanwood resident cardholders, and will be limited to five people. Registration is required. You will be registering for all 6 classes, so please be sure you can attend. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link via email a day or two in advance of the meeting.

Information about the library’s entire month of programming, can be found at

Contact Information
  1. Adult Services Department
  2. 908-322-5007 x 204
Wed, March 10
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 03/10/2021 1:00pm 03/10/2021 2:00pm America/New_York Virtual Memoir Writing Workshop Series at Scotch Plains Library

Do you have memories that you would like to shape into a story that you can share? Join local teacher and writer Edie Scher for a series of classes on creating a memoir. You’ll be guided through the process of writing, editing, and compiling your chapters in a supportive environment.

This group will meet for six sessions on alternate Wednesdays from 1pm to 2pm. Scheduled dates ...

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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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