The Art of the Memoir with Iris Krasnow: How to Preserve Your Story

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Join D.C. area alumni, parents, and friends for this unique workshop presented by best-selling author and School of Communication professor Iris Krasnow, "The Art of the Memoir: How to Compose and Preserve Your Story for the Next Generation."  Hosted by Ann Kerwin, CAS/BA '71, this first-ever "how to" event will take participants through the process of creating their own personal memoir, from choosing sources and interviewing, to organization of materials and compilation  If you want to write your life for your own reflections and to pass on to future generations, this event is a must to add to your fall calendar!

Food and beverages will be provided.  $20 per person to attend.

Iris Krasnow is the author of New York Times best-seller Surrendering to Marriage, as well as Surrendering to Motherhood, Surrendering to Yourself, and I Am My Mother's Daughter.  Her most recent book, The Secret Lives of Wives, is currently in development as a new drama on the Lifetime Network.  Born and raised in Oak Park, IL, Krasnow attended Stanford University and then became the fashion writer for the Dallas Times Herald.  She later became the national feature writer at United Press International, specializing in celebrity profiles such as Yoko Ono, Billy Graham, Ted Kennedy, Elie Wiesel, and Queen Noor of Jordan.

Krasnow's writing has been featured in Parade magazine, The Wall Street Journal, SELF magazine, and The Washington Post.  She has been a guest on numerous national radio and television programs including Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show and several times on CNN.  Reviews of her work, have appeared in Time, O: The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, The New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report, and Redbook.

Krasnow is a longtime professor of journalism at American University and serves as the academic director of the Washington Journalism Semester.

Date & Location
Date: 10/10/2012
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: School of International Service
Abramson Family Founders Room
American University

Contact Information
Teresa Wheatley