Dee Dee

“The Writing Memoir workshop has opened me up to the enormous possibilities in writing, and I feel like a total novice, which means there is a huge, exciting universe ahead of me.

The workshop taught me to value my story and my experiences. I learned that the environment has to safe and quiet for the stories to bubble up. While I felt vulnerable at first, it also felt safe and liberating to have others hear my work. I really liked how carefully the presenter moderated the process; participants were able to let me know directly what they liked about my piece, but the presenter only commented on what could be improved. Since it is such deeply personal work that we were sharing, it felt safer to have an experienced voice talk about what could be improved. The feedback was non-threatening, and the presenter is a master at turning negatives into positives.”

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