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WhaMemWriMo Series: Managing Family Relationships While Writing About Them


What should come first? Publishing your memoir or preserving family relationships? Sometimes writers feel they have to choose--on occasion, they do. This discussion will encourage thoughtful exploration of the memoirist's commitment and responsibility to the project, to their authorial voice and freedoms, and to family members whose private lives may be part of the story. Laurel Leigh, MFA, is an award-winning writer and editor. Her short memoir, "The Face I See," was recently published in Clover, A Literary Rag.