Writing Your Memoir

The BND Institute of Media and Culture presents award-winning authors Sadeqa Johnson and Cheryl Ross who will coach novice and experienced writers who seek to polish their writing skills during  day-long writing workshop on May 12, 2018. Some attendees may need help with writing basics such as improving their language skills, grammar, spelling, word usage and diction. Others may require tips and techniques to structure their writing, develop their storytelling skills or need a nudge to get their creative juices flowing. Our coaches will answer questions, while guiding and providing workshop participants tools for writing a memoir or works of fiction and nonfiction. They’ll also lend advice about how to navigate the publishing world.



Sadeqa Johnson

Sadequa Johnson’s books include, “Love in a Carry- On Bag” and “Second House from the Corner.” Ms. Johnson received the Phyllis Wheatley Award for Best Fiction in 2013, and the Black Pearl Author of the Year Award in 2017.

Cheryl Ross frequently edits books by emerging authors and New York Times bestselling writers, including “The Treason of Mary Louvestre” with My Haley (Alex Haley’s widow), and “The Traveler” with Omar Tyree.

c. ross

Cheryl Ross

**Light Refreshments Included – Please bring your favorite lunch.

This workshop is free, however only 14 spaces are available. Please do not register if you are not certain you can attend. (A second memoir writing workshop will take place during the summer of 2018.)

*Registration is required by April 20, 2018, Participants must be 18 or older.

Host: The BND Institute of Media and Culture, Inc., bndimc.org

When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 12, 2018

Where: Libbie Mill Library, Henrico County, Va.

Sponsor: Mr. John R. Rich


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