From the thrill and excitement of a woman’s first solo flight, to the upheaval in moving from the city to the Adirondacks, to one memorable hike, these are just a few of the chapters that emerged from the participants of a memoir writing class, sponsored by the Schroon Lake Library.
And today you can hear the 15 authors who took the class, read three-minute excerpts of the chapters they wrote under the guidance of our own author extraordinaire, Carol Gregson.
“I knew I was going to get some good stories, but didn’t know they were going to be that good,” Carol told Schroon Laker.
“The variety is what surprised me. There are so many different things that happened to these people and they were very good at developing the telling of these stories.”
The class consisted of 2 men and 13 women, ranging in age from just over 55 to 92.
“We were worked on small chapters from what will probably be well developed memoirs in the future, but we got them started.”
So what approach did Carol use to get the class to open up about their lives?
“All of these people had just great stories to tell and they didn’t need much incentive from me”.
Carol, the author of two terrific reads, “Leaky Boots” and “Wet Socks” said the experience was a lot of fun and looks forward to doing it again.
And can fans of Carol’s expect another book from her?
“Right now I’m thinking of relaxing and writing nasty letters to the editor,” she said with a chuckle.
Where and When: Schroon Lake Public Library 4pm -6pm. Discussion to follow. Light refreshments served.