POSTPONED: Telling My Story: Memoir Writing by Residents of the Women’s Center, Maine Correctional Center
Members of a small group of residents at the Maine Women’s Center will read from their nonfiction memoir work, followed by a discussion with writer, Patricia O’Donnell. Some are doing the courageous work of facing painful moments in their past and writing about them, inspired by the belief that writing about those moments helps the residents to understand them, and eventually heal. Others are writing their memories of happier moments of freedom. They are all motivated to tell their stories by the knowledge that doing so will give others the courage to share their stories.