“Thank you for wonderful, inspiring and professional weekend. I learned more about form, and structure, what works and what doesn’t, and how to write for a reader’s experience. The method offered for getting from prompts to words on a page to a digitized first draft was also very valuable. It simplified what can feel like an overwhelming task into a step-by-step process, without becoming linear or prescriptive.
It felt motivating, encouraging and meaningful to be with other memoirists. We co-created a powerful atmosphere of intimacy, anonymity and safety.
The instructor’s teaching method is powerful and professional. Her memoir workshop offers just the right balance of creative encouragement and literary instruction, so that writers of all levels— beginner to well-seasoned—could delve into personal material with confidence. In just two days, a collection of provocative and moving works were created.”