MEMOIR with Megan Galbraith
We'll discuss strategies for turning your personal story and your obsessions into a book, ways to choose a press that fits your work and how to deal with the response from those close to you when your feelings and stories become known. We'll also talk about ways to connect with readers and keep your work in the conversation once your book has been published.
SPECIAL GUEST Megan Galbraith is a writer, visual artist, and adoptee. She is the author of The Guild of the Infant Saviour: An Adopted Child’s Memory Book, a hybrid memoir-in-essays published by Mad Creek Books/Ohio State University Press. Her work was Notable in Best American Essays 2017 and her writing and art has been published or is forthcoming in HYPERALLERGIC, BOMB, The Believer, Tupelo Quarterly, Hobart, Longreads, Hotel Amerika, Catapult, and Redivider, among others. She is a graduate of and the Associate Director at the Bennington Writing Seminars. She is the founding director of the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont Young Writers Institute. www.megangalbraith.com Photo Credit: Beth Mickalonis
HOST Amber Wheeler Bacon is a writer, editor, teacher and literacy coach. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is on the board of directors of the South Carolina Writers Association. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Five Points, Post Road, New Ohio Review, Crazyhorse and Witness. You can find her writing online at Ploughshares, CRAFT, Fiction Writer’s Review and New South. She is the recipient of the 2018 Breakout 8 Writers Prize sponsored by The Author’s Guild and a Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. Her story collection, We Were Vessels, was one of five finalists for Hub City Press’s C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize. She is Assistant Fiction Editor at Four Way Review.