Marva K. Blackmore

Writing workshop at the MAC in Parksville

Marva K. Blackmore is again offering a memoir-writing workshop on six consecutive Monday afternoons starting on Monday, Oct. 24

Marva K. Blackmore, a well-known local storyteller, writer, and editor, is again offering a memoir-writing workshop on six consecutive Monday afternoons starting on Monday, Oct. 24 and continuing until Nov. 28 at the McMillan Arts Centre (133 McMillan St.) in Parksville from 1-3:30 p.m.

Using the time-honoured techniques utilized by storytellers around the world, Blackmore will show the participants how to apply those techniques to their memoir stories.

She will help them unleash their stories and capture them on paper. Once the stories begin to flow, she will then show the participants ways to organize those stories to begin to create a memoir.

An experienced storyteller and workshop leader, Blackmore will help guide the workshop participants through the process of constructing their stories from their favourite and most vivid memories. Blackmore has also spent the last few years helping people write and edit their memoirs and she will bring that experience to this workshop.

Registration and payment of the $135 registration fee is required in advance. All materials are included in the fees. The last workshop sold out quickly, so early registration is advised.

Participants can register online by visiting www.wordweaver.info/workshops.  For more information, email Blackmore at storyteller.marva@shaw.ca or call 250-594-3221.

— Submitted by Marva K. Blackmore

Just Posted

Retired Nanoose Bay teacher ‘Set for Life’ after $675K lottery win

Shannon plans to buy new sails for his sailboat

Country music star Aaron Pritchett back in Qualicum Beach to play benefit concert

Singer to headline Thalassa restaurant fundraiser for Ronald McDonald house

Order in the chambers: Qualicum Beach votes for council code of conduct

Coun. Robert Filmer’s motion passes unanimously at town meeting

Rainbow crosswalk in Qualicum Beach covered in mysterious black substance

‘It was disappointing to see this act of disrespect take place inside our community’

Trudeau to meet with U.K. and Japanese prime ministers ahead of G7 summit

French President Emmanuel Macron, this year’s G7 host, has little expectations of a unified front from the leaders

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Big rally in northern B.C. draws attention to continuing lumber crisis

Mayor Joan Atkinson says about 400 workers have been directly affected by the closure of the Canfor mill

Orangeville Northmen take Minto Cup at Langley Events Centre

Swept best-of-five series 3-0 over Victoria Shamrocks

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

UPDATE: Crown cross-examines B.C. father accused of killing daughters

Andrew Berry is charged in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey in 2017

Dog attacked by river otters, Penticton owner says

Marie Fletcher says her dog was pulled underwater by four river otters in the Penticton Channel

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Most Read