“During the workshop [the instructor] immersed us in the memoir universe, teaching structure and techniques, alternating between reading published pieces and catalyzing our own creativity. There was a general feeling of safety, and [the instructor] fostered an atmosphere meant to encourage respect and empathy.

Hearing my own lines read was challenging at first, but the instructor’s way of conducting the feedback was so graceful that I felt perfectly comfortable. An experience like this can leave you feeling vulnerable, but because it was done so carefully, I look back and can honestly say it was a positive experience.”