Two programs at The Church in Sag Harbor this weekend will appeal to anyone with an interest in reading or writing memoirs.
Ada Calhoun, a New York Times best-selling author, will lead a memoir-writing workshop on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Focusing on the development of themes, characters, narrative arcs, and style, it will include writing exercises, readings, and group discussion.
Ms. Calhoun's most recent book, "Also a Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, and Me," tells of hoping to better understand her father, the art critic Peter Schjeldahl, by finishing a biography of O'Hara that he abandoned in the 1970s.
Tickets are $100 and include a light lunch to be served at the halfway point. The program will take place at the Rectory, The Church's artists-residency house, at 5 Hampton Street in Sag Harbor. Parking is on the street.
A panel discussion with three authors who have written about their lives with artists is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. Moderated by Jill Bialosky, a writer and editor whose novel "The Deceptions" is about art, the panel includes Alice Carriere, the daughter of an artist, Jennifer Bartlett, and an actor, Mathieu Carriere; Kelly McMasters, who has written of her role as a painter's onetime partner and model, and Ms. Calhoun.
Tickets are $20, $10 for members.