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Sue William Silverman on How Memoir Will Improve One's Life

Posted by Lyn Chamberlin on Apr 18, 2012 8:47:00 AM

memoirVCFA's MFA in Writing faculty Sue William Silverman's latest essay, "Five Reasons Why Your Life Will Improve by Writing Memoir" appears on the blog Write Now!

In it, the award-winning creative nonfiction writer says:

Before I began to write, I didn’t fully understand the effects of the past on the present.  Instead, for years, the past appeared in my mind’s eye like faded black-and-white photographs, in which no one, especially me, seemed to be fully alive.

Then I started putting words on the page.  Finally, I chose to examine my past.

Sue William Silverman’s memoir Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction is also a Lifetime TV movie. Her memoir Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You won the AWP Award. Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir won honorable mention from ForeWord Review. Her poetry collection is Hieroglyphics in Neon. She teaches in the MFA Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts


Topics: Creative nonfiction, memoir, Sue William Silverman

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