Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will present a four-part series, "One Life To Write: Memoir Writing Workshop," in the coming weeks.

Sessions will be conducted at the Wykeham Road library on Thursdays at 6 p.m. beginning April 24.

Washington author Amy Julia Becker will teach participants basic storytelling techniques to craft their personal or family stories with literary purpose.

Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, they will become knowledgeable on the elements and different aspects of writing a memoir with finesse and learn to organize their work so their stories "speak" to readers.

Sessions will focus on revealing, focusing and chronicling stories April 24; applying craft elements May 1; giving stories format, substance, content and detail May 8; and understanding editing and publishing, and e-publishing May 15.

For information and registration, call 860-868-7586.