Maura MacNeil

Maura MacNeil, writer and editor, is the author of the poetry collection A History of Water (Finishing Line Press, 2007). Her writing has been published in numerous journals over three decades and anthologized in The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices from the Frost Place, Volume II and Shadow and Light: A Literary Anthology on Memory. Committed to community-based creative collaboration, MacNeil facilitates the Professional Writing Series hosted through the New England College Danforth Library. Her current memoir project titled Sugar explores family illness. Professor of Writing at New England College, MacNeil has long taught students to tell their stories and look forward to working with public audiences.

Contact

Maura MacNeil
Deering, NH 03244-6352
mmacneil@nec.edu
Cell Phone: 603-748-3585

Maura MacNeil's Programs

Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories

Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories

What family stories do you carry with you? What story do you tell over and over? What landscape do you cherish the most? One of the deepest human instincts is to tell our life stories, to figure out who we are and what it means to be human. This interactive workshop led by Maura MacNeil explores how the landscapes of our lives shape the stories that we tell. Participants explore the themes of family, memory, and place through sample narratives and a series of short writing exercises, gaining a deeper awareness of how their stories can preserve personal, generational, and communal history.

This program is also available as an online presentation.