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11/26 Memoir: How to write a salable personal story and enjoy the process with Trish Wilkinson

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016 Time: 10am to 1pm Number of sessions: 1 day only Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: The Ink Spot, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

Special Guest: David Crow, author His Soul Never Left San Quinten: This Son’s Story

(Sandra Jonas Publishing, March, 2017)


Whether you’re contemplating writing a memoir, in the midst, or in the revision phase, this three-hour workshop will provide the tools you need to compose your personal story in a way that people will be compelled to read.

  • You’ll see examples of successful memoirs, discuss what makes them captivating and learn how you can apply those elements to your story.
  • You’ll receive a graphic organizer that will enable you to weave the events in your life into an engaging story arc.
  • You’ll practice writing vivid descriptions of setting and movement to stimulate emotion and communicate deeper meaning in your scenes.
  • You’ll get techniques and practice in bolstering your creativity, developing tension and inciting visceral feelings that will grab your reader and never let go until the final page.


In a unique combination of writing craft, structure, and exercises to develop your creative mind, you’ll save hundreds of hours using these concepts while you enjoy the journey as the protagonist of your story.


Trish WilkinsonTrish Wilkinson is a writing coach, freelance editor, novelist, author of blog Tenacity to Triumph: The Bad Ass Code, and co-author for Brain Stages: The Ultimate Guide for Teachers and Parents to Optimize Learning from Birth to Age 20 (Sandra Jonas Publishing, August, 2017). A credentialed, mentor teacher of 23 years, Trish has helped numerous writers find their voices and move on to publication ( ).


David Crow, founder of DCLRS, a bipartisan government relations firm, and author of His Soul Never Left San Quinten, This Son’s Story (Sandra Jonas Publishing, March, 2017), brings his charisma as a seasoned public speaker to share his experience writing an enthralling memoir, along with tools to help you bring your personal story to its fullest potential.


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