Free workshop series

Memoir from Memorabilia

Feb 13, 2014
Meghan Vigeant

South Thomaston — Meghan Vigeant, writer and owner of Legacy Preserves, will offer a free memoir-writing workshop over three Saturdays in March and April. The Saturday morning workshops will be hosted by 26 Split Rock Cove, an artist retreat and studio center near Waterman’s Beach. They will run Saturdays, March 8 and 2; and April 5, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Using items of memorabilia such as photographs, letters, journals and recipes to unlock memories and stories, Vigeant will guide participants through writing exercises and journaling assignments that lead to telling their own unique, personal stories. Vigeant believes that each of us holds a treasure trove of experiences and stories that are worth sharing with family, friends and community.  By learning to tap into memories of people and places, “characters” come alive with rich details and personal meaning.

Deadline to sign up for this workshop is Friday, Feb. 28. To sign up or for more information, email or call 596-7624.

Vigeant is a personal historian. She pursued radio documentary at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland and led a community history project on Swan’s Island. After helping to recover the island’s history after a fire, Vigeant saw how important the personal history stories were to the islanders and the idea for her business took shape.  Drawing on her diverse background in theater, radio journalism, museums and historical research, Vigeant started Legacy Preserves, based in Rockland, to help make it easy for people to turn their stories into books for family and friends. For more information, visit

26 Split Rock Cove is a small, privately owned artist community of studios and living space that offers a variety of workshops in writing and art making; for more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or


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