Teaching Memoir Writing Workshops Resources

As promised, here is a list of sites I found that either offer help in teaching memoir workshops or have workbooks to use in workshop. Please contribute links to your own workshops or resources you have or know of!

Here is a short pdf article on teaching workshops:
http://msit.gsu.edu/readingconsortium/The_Literacy_Lens/Articles/1_2_/memior.pdf

I’ve used this program before and it was very useful!
SOLEIL LIFESTORY NETWORK — Turning Memories Into Memoirs®

A blog with useful articles about Memoir Writing
Memory Writers Network

Another pdf with a course outline:
Reading/Writing Workshop Memoir, Dr. Beth Frye, Appalachian State University

A pdf lesson plan geared towards the younger generation
Genre Study: Teaching Memoir Writing by Donna Baker

An article on teaching memoir writing to senior citizens:
On Teaching Memoir Writing to Senior Citizens

Excellent resource (pdf) on teaching studio style memoir workshops
New Directions in Teaching Memoir A Studio Workshop Approach

That should keep you busy for today! Please contribute links to your own workshops or resources you have or know of!

Keep writing!
Karen


Writing Your Memoirs Workshop: A Manual for Instructors Print version $18.95

Writing Your Memoirs Workshop: A Manual for Instructors Download (PC/iPad/Nook) version $5.99

Writing Your Memoirs Workshop: A Manual for Instructors Kindle Edition, Order at Amazon.com $5.99

Lifetales: A Workbook for Writing Your Lifestories – Paperback $17.99 $16.19

Lifetales: A Workbook for Writing Your Lifestories – Ebook (pdf) $8.99 $7.99

UPDATED Lifetales: A Workbook for Writing Your Lifestories – Amazon Kindle edition$4.95

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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