Writing Memoir

See what people are saying

  • “I now have the sense of direction I need when writing memoir. But if there’s anything I learned at the workshops that I will remember for the rest of my life, it’s this: good memoir needs moments of reflection.

    The highlight of the workshop was the moment my piece was read aloud and people responded to it. Usually I am my only reader; it’s exciting to hear what other people read into my writing.”

    Barbara, January 28, 2018

  • “I skipped two major dance events over the weekend to take part in the ‘Writing Memoir’ workshop. Don’t regret the decision. The workshop is life-changing and highly recommended.”

    Vangie, January 28, 2018

  • “What a terrific workshop! I am urban planner and do not – rather did not – write. So, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed myself at the weekend. This is what I thought (in a website-quotey way):

    This was my first experience of a writing workshop and as a complete beginner I was a bit apprehensive about signing up. But I was persuaded on the recommendation of a good friend who had attended previous workshops. I am so glad I let myself be persuaded.

    I learnt about memoir writing and more specifically personal essay form and style. I discovered the joy of writing freely and heard some practical advice on various prompts and practical ways to get writing.

    The instructor created a safe and relaxed environment in which to share our writing and I found the workshop instructive and enlightening. But I also found it altogether uplifting, which was a delightful surprise.”

    Sara, May 21, 2017

  • “Thank you for the amazing and professional job you did this weekend. I’ve attended a few writing workshops before, and none of them even come close to comparing to the professionalism and atmosphere of this one. Each writer was accepted, protected, heard equally, and celebrated – not an easy thing to do in a room full of different folks and personality types! Masterful.”

    Chris, May 21, 2017

  • “The highlight of the workshop was hearing the instructor read the personal essays and hearing all the feedback. That was so interesting. And it was interesting, too, that everybody had something important to say.”

    Renée, May 21, 2017

  • “Thanks for the beautiful day. I was super-tired during weekend, but it was interesting and useful, as usual 🙂

    It was difficult at the beginning to focus on how exactly to write a piece that’s considered memoir. But after the first session it was clearer, and I managed to tell a story that was also a personal experience.

    EC, May 21, 2017

  • “I learned that personal writing is more emotional than I realized. The highlight of the workshop was enjoying the wide mix of experiences and stories in the room. Astonished at the product that came out of other people. Terrific curriculum, terrific techniques, terrific teacher.”

    Janice, May 21, 2017

  • “The instructor’s appreciative approach to the workshop opened the way for me to share my words at the table and on paper. She is always upbeat and skillfully manages the energy in the room. Her workshop created the momentum for me to not only finish the essay we started, but to tackle a second one.”

    Robin, May 21, 2017