Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Oak Park, Saturday, June 20th

1 pm

Oak Park Public Library

834 Lake St.


This special emailing is to remind you that our June 20th, 3rd Saturday Coffeehouse featured poet will be leading a free workshop at the Oak Park Public Library earlier in the day.

Here are the pertinent details.

Palm of the Hand Memoir Workshop led by poet/publisher

Michael Czarnecki

from upstate New York

No need to pre-register, just show up

The library parking lot is beneath the bldg.

Mike says: “Everyone has stories to share and many people have a desire to write about their lives. Wanting to write and doing so are two different things. The immensity of such a project can overwhelm us. This workshop will help to make that desire a reality.

This workshop will help participants to decide what to write about their lives using a method I call "palm-of-the-hand" writing, after the "palm-of-the-hand" stories of Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata. After deciding on story possibilities, the method presented helps focus the writer's energy into completing short individual pieces about life experience.

These workshops have been very successful in helping people to write extensively about their life experiences - whether for family members or with an aim to someday be published in a book.”

More information about Michael can be found at: