Writing Memoir and Nonfiction: You are the Expert
- Date: 04/06/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Location: Library Meeting Room A
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, Arizona 85282
In this two-hour workshop learn why it is critical to choose a compelling topic, write a content plan and do an analysis to understand why you are an authority. Learning to develop a winning writing plan will be included. Also see how developing a writing schedule can bring about a solid commitment.
Presenter, Patricia L. Brooks candidly looks at her life that swirled around alcohol consumption and offers solutions to a huge problem that grips many females in her latest memoir Sick as My Secrets. She is passionate about storytelling and her third foray into memoir writing as she lovingly supports other women in recovery by openly telling her story.
In her second memoir, Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriends, she shares her story of love addiction, domestic violence and post-traumatic stress. Patricia advocates for progress in the domestic violence and recovery arenas.
Her first memoir, Gifts of Sisterhood - journey from grief to gratitude is her tribute to her sister who passed away from lung cancer. Patricia earned a prestigious Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest Non-fiction award for this work.
She has a Masters Degree in Organizational Management (MAOM) and facilitates workshops on writing memoir and marketing and publishing books. Patricia also speaks with her books on grief, recovery and domestic violence survival. Her goal is always to communicate wellness through writing and speaking.
Patricia is the president of Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC, serving as a publishing consultant for non-fiction and memoir books. More than a dozen years ago, Patricia created the highly successful Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, and continues to serve as its president.
REGISTRATION: Not required