WORKSHOP: So You Want to Write Your Memoir? with Pamela Jane

So You Want to Write Your Memoir?
The Joy of Writing and Sharing Your Story
Join us Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30pm for a writing workshop on memoir writing with author Pamela Jane! Pamela will be leading her workshop "So You Want to Write Your Memoir? The Joy of Writing and Sharing Your Story" for budding memoirists of all levels. The workshop will cost $10 per person. Pamela is the author of An Incredible Talent for Existing: A Writer's Story, which will also be available at the workshop, as well as over twenty-five children's books.
It is 1965, the era of love, light—and revolution. While the romantic narrator imagines a bucolic future in an old country house with children running through the dappled sunlight, her husband plots to organize a revolution and fight a guerrilla war in the Catskills.
Their fantasies are on a collision course.
The clash of visions turns into an inner war of identities when the author embraces radical feminism; she and her husband are comrades in revolution but combatants in marriage; she is a woman warrior who spends her days sewing long silk dresses reminiscent of a Henry James novel. One half of her isn’t speaking to the other half.
An Incredible Talent for Existing: A Writer's Story by Pamela Jane
And then, just when it seems that things cannot possibly get more explosive, her wilderness cabin burns down and Pamela finds herself left with only the clothes on her back.
From her vividly evoked existential childhood (“the only way I would know for sure that I existed was if others—lots of others—acknowledged it”) to writing her first children’s book on a sugar high during a glucose tolerance test, Pamela Jane takes the reader along on a highly entertaining personal, political, and psychological adventure.
“Jane has woven a richly empowering memoir that I highly recommend …a five-star read!" Story Circle Reviews
“This coming of age story is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Pamela’s writing lulls the reader into her life . . . almost like sitting down to tea with someone very wise and well traveled to garner their wisdom.” Allie’s
 “This memoir takes us into the heady, rollicking—and ultimately terrifying—sixties. Pamela takes us masterfully through this story of a lifelong writer struggling to emerge.” Deborah Heiligman, author, Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith, a National Book Award Finalist
“…incisive, funny, and touchingly candid evidence of the power of the stories we tell ourselves.” Howard Rheingold, author, The Virtual Community and Net Smart
An Incredible Talent for Existing is harrowing story that invites the reader to experience the thrill and danger of the Sixties from a place of safety and acceptance. It’s the story of hundreds of thousands of women; our lives were huge experiments.” Tristine Rainer, Director, Center for Autobiographic Studies, author, The New Diary and Your Life as Story
About Pamela
Black and white photograph of Pamela as a teenager in a chair
Pamela is the author of twenty-five children's books, co-author of Pride and Prejudice and Kitties: A Cat-Lover's Romp Through Jane Austen's Classic, and author of her memoir An Incredible Talent for Existing: A Writer's Story, which took her twenty-two years to research and write. She is also a writer and advice columnist for and has published essays and short stories in The Antigonish ReviewThe Philadelphia Inquirer, and Literary Mama. She blogs regularly for the Huffington Post.
For more information on Pamela, you can visit her websites and
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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
An Incredible Talent for Existing: A Writer's Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941799215
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Open Books Press - February 1st, 2016

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