Cathie Pelletier to Teach Memoir Writing Class at UMM

Posted July 03, 2014, at 3:40 p.m.

Monday, July 21, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, July 25, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Monday, July 28, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: University of Maine at Machias, 116 O'Brien Ave., Machias, Maine

For more information: 207-255-1223;

UMM Announces Maine Author, Cathie Pelletier, to Teach Memoir Writing Class

MACHIAS, Maine — Award-winning novelist, Cathie Pelletier will be offering a memoir-writing course at UMM this summer.

“This class will appeal to those aspiring or seasoned writers who hope to see their memoir published one day. But it is primarily geared toward the folks who simply want to leave behind a record for their children and grandchildren to have as a family legacy,” says Pelletier. “The format is structured so that students will have guidelines to lead them through from beginning to end, even months after the class has ended.”

The pace of the course also allows for time to explore the region.

Allagash native Cathie Pelletier is a prolific author with a dozen novels under her own name, including a middle-grade children’s book, and two others under her pseudonym, K. C. McKinnon. Her works have been made into films, and translated into multiple languages. She’s also written several songs, and knows well how to translate the stuff of everyday life into stories that people want to read.

The three-credit course runs from 9am to noon, July 21-August 1, and is one of several specialty courses offered at UMM this summer. Please contact the Registrar ( for information on how to sign up for a course.


The University of Maine at Machias is New England’s only public Environmental Liberal Arts college, offering an undergraduate education uniquely grounded in the natural, social, cultural, and economic environments of coastal Maine. As the smallest member of the University of Maine System, UMaine-Machias enrolls an average of 1,000 students with a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, and offers degree programs in 12 fields of study.

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