Memoir and Writing Workshops

I put out the call to my Linked In memoir writing friends and they responded! Here are some very talented writers/teachers offering writing workshops to the public.

I’ll add to the list as I receive more!

Want to know more about writing your memoirs?

Download a FREE COPY of my ebook today!

If you would like to receive updated information regarding writing workshops, please send me an email at kazsilvestri@yahoo.com, follow my blog, Like Karenzo Media on Facebook, and/or Follow me on Twitter.

Please feel free to contact me with YOUR WORKSHOPS or other resources for MEMOIR WRITING, JOURNALING, OR CREATIVE WRITING!

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Linda Joy Myers, President, National Association of Memoir Writers, Co-President Women’s National Book Association

The Power of Memoir

Linda Joy Myers’ Blog, Memories and Memoirs

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D. is the author of The Power of Memoir–How to Write Your Healing Story  and Don’t Call Me Mother .

National Association of Memoir Writers free monthly Roundtable Discussion series (see links at the end of this post). Includes audios for the roundtables so people can listen and learn on their own.

Offers membership benefits that include a monthly workshop/teleseminar on topics important to memoir writers.

Linda Joy also offers online workshops—an ongoing Writing your Spiritual/healing Memoir workshop

Other courses are offered by various teachers at NAMW on craft, story, and writing the truth. People can keep track of NAMW’s ongoing offerings by signing up for the free newsletter and they will get a free Ebook on How to Begin your Memoir.

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Lisa Romeo 
Teaches creative nonfiction — memoir and personal essay — online in several formats. Most popular is the “Four by Four Series” in which she covers four key elements of nonfiction craft in four weeks. The topics rotate.

Writing the Personal Essay, beginning July 9. You will plan, write, revise, and polish at least one (and if you like, two) 1000-word personal essay(s) over the course of the class. What you get: Lessons — examples — suggested craft readings — in-depth (private) comment/feedback from Lisa — a private online home for discussion with other writers — writing exercises/assignments — (optional) phone call — unlimited email exchanges. This is NOT a peer workshop. You spend all your time working on your own writing. Registration is now open. Class limited to 16 writers. Questions? Send me an email: LisaRomeoWrites@gmail.com

May, June, and July: One Week Workshops – writers choose from 17 different topics and create their own mini-class that fits individual schedules.

For NJ residents, also teaches at the Rutgers University Writing Program Extension/New Brunswick campus.

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Lindsay Harrison
Memoir writing courses in New York City through Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Courses include a blend of lecture on the craft of writing, in class exercises, and workshopping of student essays.

Gotham Writers’ Workshop NYC and online
ONLINE CLASSES Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.
NEW YORK CITY CLASSES Tuition: $125. Registration Fee $25.

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Kitty Axelson-Berry, Modern Memoirs

BEREAVEMENT BOOK WRITING, SELF-PUBLISHING WORKSHOPS

We’re ready to resume our Bereavement Book Writing and Self-publishing workshops after a long hiatus. Over three or four months, depending on the needs of participants, we provide writing assignments, sharing and more in a supportive environment. The writing period is followed by in-depth sessions covering book design, formatting, printing and binding (and e-publishing if desired).

Visit us at http://www.modernmemoirs.com or contact us directly — kitty@modernmemoirs.com, ali@modernmemoirs.com — or 413-253-2353.

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Marjorie Hudson

June 16 – Saturday Workshop- Memoir: Writing the Times of Your Life

Fee: $125 for 8 sessions of 2 hours, with optional individual session for additional fee.Pittsboro, NC
Award-winning writer Marjorie Hudson fell in love with North Carolina and moved here almost 30 years ago. Her new book, Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, gathers together short stories she’s written over the past 20 years, absorbing the lessons of a newcomer in the South.

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Lynda Monk, Creative Wellness Works

Virtual Life Source Writing retreats
Offer women the opportunity to deepen their writing, connect with their stories, and nourish their spirit through reflective writing. Life Source Writing is a five step reflective practice to support helpers, healers & caregivers to write and reflect for wisdom and well-being., author of memoir in progress Umbilical Cord: An Adoptee’s Memoir.

Friday June 8, 2012 (1pm – 4pm PST) three-hour writing retreat (accessed by telephone)
This 3-hour Virtual Writing Retreat Includes: You receive the Life Source Writing: A Reflective Journaling Practice for Self-Discovery, Self-Care, Wellness and Creativity e-book © 2009 (value $19.95). A retreat guide called Setting Your Retreat Up For Success which shares suggestions for setting up your retreat time, as well as logistics you need for calling into the conference line where we will “meet” together on the call.

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Susan Weidener

Offers one on one coaching in writing your memoir

http://www.susanweidener.com/p/so-you-want-to-write-memoir.html
Turning Your Life Into Story – Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Fairfield Inn in Exton, PA.
This workshop is open to men and women.

Susan’s memoir “Again in a Heartbeatis FREE today (May 17, 2012) for Kindle users.

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Sue Mitchell 

Currently offers coaching to help writers develop and maintain their writing practice and overcome creative blocks, and memoir writers are especially welcome. Also works with individuals to guide them through a one-on-one program based on Denis LeDoux’s book Turning Memories Into Memoirs. Watch for her upcoming online course in memoir writing for those who don’t think of themselves as writers. Sue is a certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach and has taught writing in the public schools for 20 years.

http://www.yourmuseiscalling.com

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A Free Memoir Writing Lesson

Created from Irene Graham’s long established writing workshops using right-brain / left-brain learning techniques, The Memoir Writing Club is a Membership Writing Community providing a memoir writing course online, memoir workbook, publishing, writing rooms, book club, writers’ network, story consultancy and Alumni benefits.

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Susan Perloff
Philadelphia Writers Group

Philadelphia Writers’ Group offers classes on writing non-fiction.

Join other writers in a safe, supportive environment, sharing each other’s prose. Learn, too, as you edit everyone’s submission. Share your work in every session. Hear your words read aloud by someone else. Write for every class because, of course, the only way to succeed is to practice, practice, practice.

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Writing Your Memoirs Workshop: A Manual for Instructors [Kindle Edition]
Karen Hamilton Silvestri

Kindle Purchase Price: $2.99
Prime Members: $0.00 (borrow for free from your Kindle)

Updated and expanded in 2012, the manual for instructors has more than ever resources to help lead memoir writing workshops in your community! Includes many tools for a potential instructor – how to find venues, how to advertise, what to charge, how to run the workshop, what to do after the workshop, and so much more! It includes sample handouts and sample promotional materials.

A helpful guide to help you get started leading workshops on memoir writing in your community. I have been leading workshops since 1998 and share with you my ideas, my research.

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Linda Joy Myers, President, National Association of Memoir Writers, Co-President Women’s National Book Association

The Power of Memoir

Linda Joy Myers’ BlogMemories and Memoirs

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D. is the author of The Power of Memoir–How to Write Your Healing Story  and Don’t Call Me Mother .

National Association of Memoir Writers free monthly Roundtable Discussion series (see links at the end of this post). Includes audios for the roundtables so people can listen and learn on their own.

Offers membership benefits that include a monthly workshop/teleseminar on topics important to memoir writers.

Linda Joy also offers online workshops—an ongoing Writing your Spiritual/healing Memoir workshop

Other courses are offered by various teachers at NAMW on craft, story, and writing the truth. People can keep track of NAMW’s ongoing offerings by signing up for the free newsletter and they will get a free Ebook on How to Begin your Memoir.

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Lifetales Workbook: A Workbook for Writing Your Memoirs
The Lifetales Workbook brings in over 20 years of experience of lecturing and teaching memoir workshops. The workbook includes tips on getting started, writing prompts to keep you writing, and tips and resources on book layout, publishing, and marketing your completed stories. Be a part of PRESERVING HISTORY…ONE LIFESTORY AT A TIME!

Print (softcover)$17.99 NOW $16.19

Ebook (pdf): $7.99

Amazon Kindle: $4.95

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Jo Parfitt, Summertime Publishing ONLINE CLASSES AND IN TUSCANY
Jo Parfitt has helped over 100 Expat Authors go from ‘Brainwave to Bookshelf’ in a mere 3-9 months. And over 1,000 aspiring authors have attended her inspirational workshops.

Start Writing Your Life Stories in the Hague, as a residential one week course in Tuscany (www.watermill.net) and 1-1 online – see www.joparfitt.com/freereport

Jo is also a publisher and many of her students go on to write a memoir – see www.expatapple.comwww.flyawayhomebook.com and more. Get a copy of Jo’s novel, Sunshine Soup

Pick up your free copy of How to Write Your Life Story – The Inside Secrets

+31 (0)6 4847 3779
Skype:summertimejo
Blog: http://www.joparfitt.com
Twitter: @joparfitt
Facebook: Summertime Publishing
Bookshop: ExpatBookshop.com

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Ann Barnes (contact info coming soon) MESA, ARIZONA
Teaches classes and workshops geared toward writing life stories in the Mesa, Arizona area. Ann is in the process of creating a workbook and help guide for capturing life stories. She uses writing prompts and topics to help members get writing.

Ann is a former freelance writer and has just completed her first manuscript about the journey of some of her ancestors from Germany to Texas in 1849. She is also a genealogist and family historian.

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Robin Waldron, The Write Source Studio INDIANA
TWS is located in Franklin, Indiana where Robin teaches face-to-face courses in memoir. She teaches eight and twelve week memoir courses as well as once-a-month Legacy Letter (a.k.a. Ethical Will) workshops. Her TWS team edits manuacripts of both creative non-fiction and fiction. Thier goal is to guide clients from inspiration to publication. Robin is a Certified Lifewriting Instructor, personal historian, published writer, and editor. She has been writing for 20 years, instructing and mentoring for 12 years. She can be contacted through her website at http://www.twswritesource.com or by email at twswritesource@comcast.net.

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Bobbi Carducci, Pennwriters Inc. ONLINE CLASSES AND IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Bobbi Carducci is a former senior staff writer for a Washington, D.C. area newspaper and currently writes a monthly book review column for About Families Publications. Her short stories appear in the CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL and CUP OF COMFORT anthologies. Her first book for young readers, STOREE WRYTER GETS A DOG, is scheduled for release in February 2011. Bobbi is a long time member of Pennwriters and is currently on the Pennwriters Board of Directors. She is a frequent speaker at writing conferences and serves as judge for the annual Mom’s Choice and Benjamin Franklin Book Awards. In her capacity as Founder and Director of the Young Voices Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) educational nonprofit established to mentor young writers, she created the Young Voices Awards honoring books that Inspire, Mentor and/or Educate Readers of all ages. To contact Bobbi Carducci, email her at bcarducci@comcast.net.

CREATIVE NONFICTION & MEMOIR WRITING with Bobbi Carducci: Online Course
DATE: June 1 – June 29, 2012. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/PennwritersCourse201206
Get that great real-life story of yours published! LIMITED CLASS SIZE. Enroll now.$79 ($89 non-Pennwriters members) EARLY-BIRD PRICES END SOON
Discover proven methods to convey real-life facts and events through story structure and character development with a focus on storytelling, personal essays, and feature writing. In this online course, you will learn: How to Begin, Research, Turning facts into drama, Point of View, Character Development, How to handle family (What will they say, ethical dilemmas, etc.)

FREE BONUS: Memoir writing tip sheet PLUS the first 10 people to register for the course will receive an autographed copy of the CUP OF COMFORT FOR SISTERS anthology featuring Bobbi Carducci’s creative nonfiction short story, “Changing Currents.”

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About Karen Y. Hamilton

Karen leads workshops in Creative Writing, Poetry and Journal Therapy, and Memoir Writing. She has studied genealogy and personal histories since 1987, lecturing and leading workshops on Memoir Writing and Journaling to the community since 1998. Karen holds a BA in English and has studied Literature, Business, and Education at the graduate level. She is a former college instructor of English Composition and Reading. In the past, Karen has worked as a high school & middle school teacher. She currently works as a Curriculum Specialist and is an MFA Creative Writing student at Florida Atlantic University.
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2 Responses to Memoir and Writing Workshops

  1. Thank you for listing my workshop!

  2. Lisa Romeo says:

    Thanks, Karen. Appreciate your support!

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