Talbot Hospice will offer a four-week memoir writing workshop facilitated by Barbara Reisert and Anne McCormick, M.Ed., Tuesday mornings 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., September 3 –24, 2019. The class is free of charge, open to the public, and is limited to ten participants. Advance registration is required and can be made by calling 410-822-6681.
As a member of the Academy for Lifelong Learning where she served on the board for eight years, Reisert has attended and facilitated many classes, one of which was a basic class about memoir writing. According to Reisert, when the class was completed she and Anne McCormick decided to start a memoir writing group. “That was eleven years ago,” said Reisert. “I just completed memoir number 300, and I am still writing. I think I have found my passion in life.”
Reisert is the former owner and operator of “Claiborne Cottage,” a small bed and breakfast in Claiborne. She has two associates degrees from Des Moines Area Community College in business and liberal arts.
McCormick is the retired Associate Director of the Learning and Counseling Center and adjunct professor of English at American University, Washington, D.C. She is the co-author of two books and numerous journal articles about accommodating college students with disabilities. Since retiring to the Eastern Shore, Anne has co-offered numerous workshops in memoir writing and served on multiple advocacy boards for individuals with disabilities.
Founded in 1981, Talbot Hospice is the premier resource for hospice, palliative care, and grief support services in Talbot County and is the 2019 Talbot Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Nonprofit.