We Love Memoirs Day comes on August 31 of every year. It is a special day to read your favourite memoir.
“I don’t know where the idea originated that memoir writing is cathartic. For me, it’s always felt like playing my own neurosurgeon, sans anesthesia. As a memoirist, you have to crack your head open and examine every uncomfortable thing in there.” – Koren Zailckas
History of We Love Memoirs Day
We Love Memoirs Day was started on the 31st of August 2013 with a Facebook group established by two memoir authors, Alan Parks and Victoria Twead. Their main aim was to create a friendly environment for memoir writers and readers to discuss the memoirs and to exchange their opinions. Victoria Twead is a NY Times bestselling author known for her “Old Fools” series, while Alan Parks is the author of the “Seriously Mum” series. The “We Love Memoirs” group was designed as a warm community where authors are discouraged to push their books at readers. We Love Memoirs has gained popularity astoundingly quickly with new readers and writers joining it on a consistent basis. It encourages people to form new long-lasting friendships, no wonder it is often referred to as the friendliest group on Facebook.
Other Celebrations on August 31
August 31 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate We Love Memoirs Day
The best way to celebrate the day is by reading a memoir that you have always wanted to read but never had the time or opportunity to or re-read your favourite memoir. Don’t forget to share your impressions with your friends who love memoirs as much as you do. To express your views on social media, you can use the hashtag #WeLoveMemoirsDay.