The next session of One-Moment Memoirs is Saturday, May 2.
I had such a great response to the first session of OMM back in January that I've decided to run another live class! This is a virtual workshop, so you can join from anywhere in the world via phone (or even Skype).
What is a one-moment memoir?
It's that moment when you're washing dishes, and you see your own hand holding a little metal bouquet of silverware, and for a second you think it's your mother's hand.
It's that moment when you hear the loud summer buzz of cicadas, and a line of poetry floats into your mind, begging you to capture it for later.
It's that moment when the watermelon you're washing in the kitchen sink whispers "carpe diem" to you.
One-moment memoirs are those moments big and small, those moments that matter, those moments that you want to live inside of, or make sense of, or share with others.
Our lives are made of moments.
Even the huge, earth-shattering events are composed of individual moments. And sometimes a seemingly small, quiet moment sticks with us for our whole life because it was infused with something deeper, something more.
Sometimes we understand and can articulate that meaning, and sometimes we can only see its importance in our peripheral vision.
Writing deeply into one moment can help us to find the meaning within it – and to convey that meaning to others.
This is the kind of writing I love to do. This is why I write essays and blog posts and flash nonfiction. This is why I write the stories of my life, one day at a time, one moment at a time, sometimes one breath at a time.
And this is why I created One-Moment Memoirs, to help you write the stories of your life, moment by moment.
What stories do you have to tell?
About the family that you love.
About the places that you've been.
About the things that you've lost.
About the secrets that you keep.
About the things that make you laugh, make you cry, make you say "hmm...."
What are the stories of your life?
You can write them, moment by moment.
And it will be fun and messy and enlightening and good. It's going to be so good. Will you join us?