SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Michael Czarnecki, poet, publisher and oral memoirist, is offering a memoir writing workshop at Southwest Harbor Public Library Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 6-8 p.m.
Participants will be introduced to a method Czarnecki calls “Palm-of-the-hand” writing, after the “Palm-of-the-hand” stories of Japanese writer, Yasunari Kawabata. After deciding on story possibilities, the method helps focus the writer’s energy into completing short individual pieces about their life.
These workshops have been very successful in helping people to write extensively about their life experiences whether for family members or to someday be published in a book.
Czarnecki has been making a living as a writer for fifteen years. He has given hundreds of readings and conducted scores of workshops throughout the country. In 1986, he founded FootHills Publishing, a small press that has released over 400 chapbooks and books of poetry.
The workshop is free. Pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, call the library at 244-7065.