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How To Write A Memoir With David Rutter Saturday, February 16, 2019

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How To Write A Memoir With David Rutter

  • Date: February 16
  • Time: 10:00 am TO 12:00 pm
  • Price: $35
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

“How to Write a Memoir” is a two-hour seminar by veteran author and journalist David Rutter. You’ll learn what it takes to research, write and publish your story, and have fun doing it. Nearly everyone eventually longs to tell a life story in a memoir, but many are thwarted because they don’t know how to do it. Rutter reveals the nuts and bolts of the process, from finding your personal narrative, interviewing relatives for background and then how to put it all together.


For nearly 45 years, David Rutter was a writer, editor and publisher at six daily newspapers in five states, and then a featured suburban columnist for the Tribune and Sun-Times, plus a half-dozen North Shore magazines. At his core, Rutter Is a writer who’s reported from urban jungles, suburban swamps and rural quagmires. He wrote a successful World War II memoir— ”Olga’s War” —  for a family friend. That work grew into a full book, a chapter of which was turned into a documentary by PBS.

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