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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.

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)

2017-04/30 Writing Believable Dialogue with Cathy Scott

Speech humanizes characters. You'll learn how to create dialogue that moves naturally and conversationally within your story. In this workshop,…

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2017-06/03 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,…

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2017-06/10 Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson

  Grab a pen and join us for this lively, info-packed session, where we’ll check out today’s vibrant book business; share ideas for…

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2017-06/15 Submissions for the Memoir Showcase – 2017

Submission Guidelines for the Memoir Showcase - 2017 Please follow the submission guidelines. Pieces that are too long will not be…

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2017-07/15 The Best Job in the World: Travel Writing–The Myths and the Reality with Ray Bartlett

Many people think they want to be a travel writer, but what they really want is to get paid to drink margaritas on the beach all day.  Join full…

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2017-09/02 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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2017-10/14 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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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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