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The Hatchery Hosts Memoir Workshop with James Fearnley

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The Hatchery Press, a member based collaborative writing space and community in Larchmont Village, will be hosting an 8 week memoir workshop with James Fearnley, author of the incredibly successful and well-received memoir ‘Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues.

In the “The Seven Ages of Man: A Memoir Writing Class’, participants will be encouraged – and provided with tools – to revisit and relive past events and experiences, in order to preserve them in writing. Each participant will be urged to re-experience the conflicting forces inherent in each transformative stage – trust and mistrust in infancy, fulfillment and failure in old age. Banishing self-judgement, the class will explore what constitutes our memory, what formed us, and what continues to form us as human beings.

Classes will start on June 25th and run every Thursday night from 7-9:30 pm through August 13th at The Hatchery Press on 5611 Clinton St. Interested writers can either purchase classes separately for $60/class ($45 for The Hatchery members) or $430 for the entire course ($320 for members). More information about the class can be found online. Please email t[email protected] to reserve a spot.

Fearnley2-1015x1024James has been a writer for as long as he has been a musician. After his departure from the Pogues in 1993 he wrote a memoir about his life with the famous band titled ‘Here Comes Everybody: the Story of the Pogues.’

With humor, lyricism and great honesty, Fearnley describes the young friendships, arguments and gigs along with the fantastic highs and dramatic lows of the Western world’s most treasured and original bands. The memoir was published in the UK by Faber and Faber and the US by The Chicago Review Press and received loving reviews, The Montreal Gazette proclaimed it as “one of the three best books by a musician that I’ve ever read. Which makes it almost certainly the best book ever written by an accordionist.”

The Hatchery is a shared workspace for writers space in the heart of Larchmont Village where writers from all fields and genres can find a quiet, beautiful and affordable place to work. Offering a lounge, soundproof writers studio, communal kitchen, rooftop patio, free coffee, tea and printing as well as 24/7 access and a wide range of classes and events, The Hatchery is big on building a sense of community to relieve writers of their sometimes isolated daily work life.

 The Hatchery Press
[email protected]
5611 Clinton Street
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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