Author Marva Blackmore of Qualicum Beach talks about what it means to write a memoir, Thursday, Nov. 29 at Char’s Landing. Blackmore’s workshop, presented by the Federation of BC Writers, drew dozens of people who all have stories to tell. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

‘Everyone has a story to tell,’ says Qualicum storyteller

Marva K. Blackmore delivered a memoir-writing workshop in Port Alberni

Everyone has a story to tell, says Marva Blackmore, a writer from Qualicum Beach.

Blackmore spoke in front of dozens of aspiring writers at Char’s Landing on Nov. 29 in a memoir writing workshop, presented by the Federation of BC Writers.

Blackmore is a professional storyteller, guided autobiography instructor and book editor. She runs longer writing classes, and has written a book that guides people who want to write their own life stories.

Memoirs, she says, “are stories from a life.” In her two-hour workshop she shared some tips on how to decide which stories are good ones to include in a personal memoir.

“I have no doubt the stories you’re going to write first are the stories you have been telling for years,” she said, encouraging participants to “write stories as they come to you.”

For more information on her storytelling performances and classes, go online to www.wordweaver.info.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Port Alberni’s Kari Trott set to shine at Canada Winter Games

Trott is one of two Special Olympics BC figure skaters invited to the national event

BCHL: Bulldogs’ Hawthorne commits to NCAA Wildcats

20-year-old goaltender earns scholarship to play Div. 1 hockey next year

Port Alberni realtor trekking the Sahara Desert in support of ACAWS

Chris Fenton of The Fenton Team will spend five days hiking in the Sahara Desert

Strong winds up to 100 km/h for parts of Vancouver Island

Wind warning in effect for north, east and west Vancouver Island into Saturday morning

Port Alberni bear spraying suspect arrested in Coombs

Nanaimo resident facing 16 criminal charges after “well coordinated” RCMP effort

Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

Add money, start spraying to wash dog in the K9000

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

For two decades, significantly more of the whales have died in even-numbered years than in odd years

Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics

The Liberals still have not said whether they plan to replace Wang, who stepped aside Wednesday

B.C. woman planned to donate a kidney to her husband, then found out she has cancer

Richard Stuart needs a kidney, his wife Tracy has been diagnosed with cancer

Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres

Young Vancouver goalie makes 36 saves to turn away Buffalo

Most Read