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Women Authors To Share Secrets Of Memoir Writing At Westport Library

Writers, Marcelle Soviero and Catherine Onyemeluke, will discuss memoir writing at “Writing Women’s Lives” on Friday, March 20 at 12 noon at the Westport Library
Writers, Marcelle Soviero and Catherine Onyemeluke, will discuss memoir writing at “Writing Women’s Lives” on Friday, March 20 at 12 noon at the Westport Library Photo Credit: Aline Weiller

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Join established writers Marcelle Soviero and Catherine Onyemelukwe as they share their processes and advice at “Writing Women’s Lives” on Friday, March 20, at noon at the Westport Public Library.

The next installment in the library’s popular series for women, “Writing Women’s Lives” will prove informative for both the novice and more experienced writer. The event is free and open to the community at large; no preregistration is needed.

Soviero is both the Editor-in-Chief of Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers and award-winning author of "An Iridescent Life: Essays on Motherhood and Stepmotherhood" (Amazon, June 2012).

“As a writer, teacher and editor, I look for honesty and insight in a piece of creative nonfiction. Personal narratives employ the same techniques as fiction, including strong scene, dialog and character development,” said Soviero.

She can be reached for appearances or private writing/editing coaching at www.marcellesoviero.com .

Attendees will come away with an insider’s view to writing their lives in a way that is captivating, marketable and ready for publication.

Onyemelukwe, who recently penned and published "Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad" (Peace Corps Writers/Amazon, November 2014), will share her memoir writing journey at “Writing Women’s Lives.”

Onyemelukwe is an American who spent 24 years in Nigeria and wrote a book to capture her unique experience. Onyemelukwe joined the Peace Corps in 1962 and her life was forever changed.

“Nigeria is my adopted country -- I feel a great affinity for both the people and culture, Even today, it’s an integral part of my life. An ‘honorary’ Nigerian, I welcome the opportunity to share my stories and memoir writing tactics,” said Onyemelukwe. Now living in Westport with her husband of 50 years, Onyemelukwe is still active with Peace Corps alumni groups and visits Nigeria on a regular basis. Onyemelukwe can be reached at www.catherineonyemelukwe.com .

Budding women memoirists will leave both informed and inspired, prepared to embark on documenting their life stories with a new-found purpose. A question and answer session and book signings will follow the memoir writing discussion. The event will also feature informative handouts as well as favors for participants and a writer’s basket door prize. For more information visit www.westportlibrary.org .

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