More than the facts and dates of a history, a memoir attempts to glean an understanding and share a moment of truth from a person’s life. A memoir is deeply personal and often candidly transparent, attempting to shed light on the individual humanity that makes us unique, yet universally bound by a history of storytelling. We are pleased to announce The Memoir Project, our first handwritten collection of true stories from individuals around the world. 500 participants are asked to sit down and reflect on their own lives.
Memoir Project will be traveling to three cities! Please note the change in dates for shows in Brooklyn and Washington DC. These tour stops for Memoir Project have become a part of a larger Summer Tour.
July 26 - 28 San Francisco, CA San Francisco Center for the Book
Readings will take place on Friday, July 26th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
September 7 - 8 Alexandia, VA The Torpedo Factory Art Center
Readings will take place on Sunday, September 8th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
October 11 - 13 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Art Library
Readings will take place on Sunday, October 13th from 5:00pm -7:00pm
Sign up by: June 01, 2013
Postmark by: June 01, 2013
Your memoir should be hand written. We know its hard, but your story is worth the extra time and effort.
Your memoir should be a true story or account from your life.
please do not use glitter or glue on objects that may come loose or damage another submission
Your book must not exceed the dimensions of 5" wide x 7" tall x 1" thick. It can open to any size, but it must remain 5" x 7" x1" when closed.
You're welcome to cut, rebind or alter the book in any other way - just remember to keep it less than 1" thick.
Unfortunately we can not digitize pop up books, fold out books or books that exceed the required size limits.
All books are catalogued in our permanent collections. Books are not for sale and will not be returned.