Gilda Syverson who has taught memoir writing for Queens University and Central Piedmont Community College for 16 years, believes it’s because people have a yearning to understand their heritage.

“When you read someone else’s memoir, you can identify with the story,” Syverson said. “It encourages you to return to your own memories.”

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Unlocking one’s heritage through memoir, Publish in The Herald Weekly June 18, 2015