Gene Bodzin Book Launch Thursday, June 6 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Come by the store on Thursday, June 6 to meet local author Gene Bodzin. He will be here from 6:30pm to 8:30pm to launch his new book Making Your Life into a Work of Art: The Techniques of Memoir Writing.

About the book:

This comprehensive guide explores the issues facing writers of life stories. It draws on the author’s experience and observations as he wrote his memoir.

In readily accessible language, Bodzin’s new work focuses on two key elements – memory and the writing process – with topics ranging from neuroscience to moral and legal issues. It does not shy away from discussing false memories, family myths, and the use of fiction in memoir.

The manual answers questions like: Why tell stories? What makes them interesting? What kinds of things help us remember? How can we stay true to our story when it might hurt somebody?

This practical guide is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to write personal narrative.

About the author:

Gene Bodzin has been a corporate trainer, university professor and lecturer on a wide range of communication topics. Since publishing his 150,000-word memoir on line (, he has led writing workshops for Carleton University, the Council on Aging and Ottawa Independent Writers.

We look forward to seeing you all at the launch!