Award-winning writer Elayne Clift will lead a writing workshop on life experiences as a framework for crafting memoir pieces, essays, and poetry on Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She will offer humorous devices like satire, irony, and hyperbole in order to remember, ruminate and write, inspired by the styles and words of accomplished writers who knew how to use humor to humanize a story or poke fun at people, politics and society As Ralph Waldo Emerson said in a poem, “To laugh often and much…and to leave the world a bit better…this is to succeed” (as a writer). Come prepared to hone your skills and have a bit of fun doing it.   

Elayne Clift is a writer, journalist, lecturer and workshop leader. Her columns appear in various venues including New England newspapers and national blogs. Her most recently published books include “A 21rst Century Plague: Poetry from a Pandemic,” and “Around the World in 50 years: Travel Tales from a not So Innocent Abroad.”  

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org, call the library at (802) 463-4270, or stop by the library at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls, VT