Tara MacLean

Workshop, talk and reading

Tara MacLean [Photo by Jen Squires]
Tara MacLean [Photo by Jen Squires]

Tara MacLean, an internationally renowned singer-songwriter from PEI and author of the best-selling memoir Song of the Sparrow, will give the memoir writing workshop Writing with Ghosts—A Guide to Excavating Memories, on March 30 from 9:30 am–1:30 pm in Main 213 on the UPEI campus. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. For more information and to register, visit Winter’s Tales on Facebook (@winters.tales) or use this link: forms.gle/vn92wyVqnG3cjp4j7.

MacLean will bring her passion for memoir writing into the workshop setting. On March 30 at UPEI, she will share her fundamental principles for the writing of one’s story.  She will talk about her process, and about how she found her way to creating a book that has been transformative for so many people. MacLean will focus on how to choose what moments of significance in one’s life create cohesive story lines, and how to find the courage to exhume the buried skeletons and safely dance with the ghosts of the past.

Ahead of the workshop, on March 28 at 7 pm, MacLean will talk about and read from her memoir, Song of the Sparrow, in conversation with Richard Lemm at UPEI’s Performing Arts Centre. Admission is free.

Both the workshop and the talk are sponsored by the UPEI Faculty of Arts and English Department and Bookmark.