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Saturday Memoir Read & Critique with Tracy Jones

Date: 3 weeks a month starting in Feb 2018 Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm Number of sessions: 3 weeks per month, monthly Members: $75 Nonmembers: $100 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, Arts District Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, #202-204, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

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 R&C group will provide the support, education, and inspiration to help you meet your memoir writing goals. The focus will be on read and critique in a group setting allowing writers the opportunity to share their work in a structured and supportive environment. Writing can be a solitary endeavor, and nothing nurtures the soul—or inspires the muse—more than being in a community of fellow memoirists. These sessions will balance constructive, encouraging critique with insights on the craft and business of memoir writing. The group meets three times a month (leaving you free to attend the San Diego Memoir Writers Association meetings on the first Saturdays of the month). This is the perfect next step after finishing SDWI’s Certificate in Memoir Writing or if you’ve been looking for a nurturing community of fellow memoir writers.


Tracy JonesTracy Jones is a professional content writer and editor, ghostwriter, and copy editor with more than 25 years experience writing and editing for private clients, non-profits, and corporations including time as an executive speechwriter for companies such as KPMG LLP, The New York Times, and Avon Products, Inc. Tracy is the content editor and a featured writer at In 2017, she was a producer, head judge, writing coach, and co-director of the San Diego Annual Memoir Showcase. She’s an editor for the inaugural edition of the San Diego Memoir Showcase anthology, writing coach for SDWI’s Certificate in Memoir Writing, a board member of the San Diego Memoir Writers Association, event coordinator for the San Diego Writer’s Festival, and has been a featured writer/performer in So Say We All’s V.A.M.P. showcase. Her content and copy-editing clients include novelists, screenwriters, memoirists, bloggers, and self-help writers. She also runs a successful Tuesday night writing group in La Jolla. For more information, email Tracy at



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Feb. 10, 17, 24
March 10, 17, 24
April 14, 21, 28
May 12, 19, 26
June 9, 16, 23
July 14, 21, 28
Aug. 11, 18, 25
Sept. 8, 15, 22
Oct. 13, 20, 27
Nov. 10, 17, 24

Dec. 8, 15, 22

Drop-In:  $30/$35 per session (must arrange in advance):