Joanne will lead a Memoir Writing workshop at the Westport Timberland Library on Saturday, October 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Experienced and beginning writers are welcome. The event will focus on the immigration experience. Joanne’s new award-winning poetry book “The Fates” draws on the experiences of both her grandmother Esther who came from Sweden in her teens and her Slovakian grandparents who arrived in America in 1910. Joanne has also published prose pieces about this brave people and their struggles. The workshop will include lots of practical examples and writing exercises and hand-outs. The event is free.