Memoir Writing

Author Lori Jakiela talks about the experience of writing memoir. She is the author of five books, most recently BELIEF IS ITS OWN KIND OF TRUTH, MAYBE, a memoir that received the William Saroyan Prize for International Writing from Stanford University, and PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A BINGO WORKER, a collection of essays. She directs the undergraduate writing program at The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and teaches community workshops for Creative Nonfiction Foundation and in her hometown, Trafford, PA. Her website is