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Classes: Memoir

You can see our complete list of classes on our Classes and Workshops page.  The classes below have been categorized as focusing on writing memoir; learn how to tell your tale with one of these classes.

There is a MEMOIR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (which also saves you money on the Memoir classes in sequence).

See also the SD Memoir Association Meetings on the 1st Saturday!

You may also be interested in information on Speak, Memory! A Support Group for Memoir (currently full, apply to be added to wait list)

2018-01/08 Before the Voice is Lost with Stacy Dyson

Before the Voice is Lost creates a record (audio and visual) of the life and times of San Diego’s 60+ crowd. This project will culminate in an…

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2018-01/11 FireScribe: Her Warrior Soul with Stacy Dyson

FireScribe is not for the faint of heart. These are sessions for women who know (or need to know) how to tell truth–their truth–from the depths,…

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2018-01/13 Publishing Your Personal Essays with Molly Larson Cook

In a world full of words, how do you make yours stand out? How do you bring your unique voice into the light and generate interest in what you have…

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2018-01/17 A Writer’s Book of Days—First the Book, Now the Class—with Judy Reeves

There’s a reason both writers new to the craft and experienced wordsmiths continue to use this book nearly twenty years after its initial…

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2018-01/21 Making Stories from Memories with Judy Reeves

A fun and fast paced workshop creating two-page story starts, flash fictions or flash memoirs based on prompts from Abigail Thomas’s masterful…

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2018-02/04 Structure in Memoir: How to Reveal the Universal Story Inside the Personal Memoir with Judy Reeves

Memoir, like any story, needs a structure upon which to build and from which to expand. It needs a construction with its own logic that holds the…

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2018-02/10 Memoir I: Intro to Memoir Writing with Marni Freedman

Learn the basics of memoir writing in six weeks with Marni Freedman. If you have always wanted to write a memoir but didn’t know where to start,…

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2018-04/07 Memoir II: Plot with Marni Freedman

In this workshop, students will expand upon what they have learned in Memoir I about the basics of memoir writing. The focus on this workshop will be…

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2018-06/02 Memoir III: Character, Dialogue, and Scene with Marni Freedman

In this workshop, participants will deepen their character work and learn how to craft a compelling memoir scene complete with description, details…

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2018-09/01 Memoir IV: Voice, Transitions, Symbolism with Marni Freedman

Agents often share that what makes a memoir stand out in the marketplace is a strong author’s voice. In this workshop we will uncover the soul of…

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2018-10/13 Memoir V: Revising, Editing, Publishing with Marni Freedman

In this workshop students will learn the art of editing their memoir including identifying what and where to cut to streamline the plot. Students…

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Tracy Jones

Saturday Memoir Read & Critique with Tracy Jones

Are you ready to take your memoir writing to the next level? Whether you’re working on your final draft or starting your first page, this inclusive…

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Weekly Speak, Memory: A Writing and Support Group for Memoirists with Judy Reeves

Contact Judy to be considered for this class (see info below). This small, ongoing group invites memoirists to come together for writing and…

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Weekly Tuesdays: Stories That Want to be Told Read-and-Critique for Memoirists with Judy Reeves

Read and critique is a way – possibly the only way—for writers to hear how their writing sounds to others. This is how we discover what is…

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