Thirteen is often considered an unlucky number but not so for the thirteen students who attended the April 14 course at the Hyannis Public Library on Memoir Writing at the Cape Cod Writers Center’s Pathways to Publication program.

In his three-hour session award-winning author, Anthony D’Aries, discussed the challenges of memoir-writing with students, who, in turn, described to the class what motivated them to write their stories. Deftly Anthony reviewed what inspired his own memoir, The Language of men, then discussed the  challenges of writing true-life stories, asked students to consider the purpose of their memoirs, stressed the importance of selecting details, and broached the  ethical considerations when writing about others.


By 1:00 p.m. when the session ended the students were thrilled, inspired and determined to work on their memoirs with renewed vigor. Thank you Anthony for a wonderful session!