Have stories to tell? Want to get them on paper for your children and grandchildren?

Join local author and writing instructor Dawn Radford for her six-week memoir writing workshop starting Thursday, Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Apalachicola Margaret Key Library. The workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Radford is a published author and has taught in a variety of community and professional settings. She holds masters degrees from the University of North Carolina and is a recipient of the prestigious Sherwood Anderson Award for creative writing.

Radford is currently a community education instructor at Gulf Coast State College.

The workshops will focus on developing the writer's voice and developing writing techniques. "I truly enjoy the writing process and helping individuals find their writing voice," Radford said. "Participants may not have a completed book by the end of six weeks but they will certainly have a good start."

The six-week memoir writing course is part of the “Bring Out the Book in You!” writing workshop series offered this year by the Apalachicola library. Cost of the workshop is $90 and includes 18 hours of direct instruction.

"I've been approached several times over the year to host professional level workshops for our adult writing community," said Jill Rourke, library director. "Memoir writing seemed the logical place to start and will hopefully spark interest and energy in future Bring Out the Book in You! workshops. Perhaps this will fuel interest in a multi-day writer's conference, which would be a good bridge to Authors in Apalach.”

For more information about the workshop and to register, call 653-8436 or stop by the library at 80 12th Street in Apalachicola.