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SLWP sponsors life story writing workshops

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project (SLWP) at Southeastern Louisiana University is sponsoring a series of workshops on "Life Story Writing" for the general public and area teachers.

     The workshops will be held on Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, and Dec. 3 at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, Hwy 190, Walker, from 6-7:30 p.m., said SLWP Director Richard Louth of the Southeastern English Department.

     “Workshops are designed to help participants write their own life stories in memoirs, autobiographies, etc.,” Louth said. “These workshops are ideal for anyone wanting to write his or her life story as well as for teachers who want to teach this skill to their students.”

     Louth said participants will produce, edit, and revise drafts leading to a polished memoir piece suitable for publication. The workshops will be taught by Beth Calloway, an English instructor and SLWP Teacher Consultant. Louth said award-winning local Southeastern authors Bev Marshall and Dayne Sherman will share their memoir-writing tips as workshop guests.

     Cost is $125, and registration can be paid at the door or by sending a check to Continuing Education, SLU 10858, Hammond LA 70402.

     For additional information, contact Calloway at 985-549-2414 or

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