Write Your Story, Change Your Life

If you want to write a memoir but are having trouble getting started, join longtime DU Enrichment Program instructor Shari Caudron for this free hour-long experiential class. Caudron will lead you through a couple of exercises to help you understand what a memoir is, how to find and focus your […]

By |2022-12-07T12:16:03-07:00December 7th, 2022|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Writing on Purpose: A New Year’s, Kick-Butt, Goal-Setting Class

The story you tell yourself about your writing is the biggest predictor of how effective, satisfied, and successful you’ll be as a writer. Unfortunately, many of us are not aware of the internal narratives that are fueling–or hindering–our work.

In this workshop, we’ll spend the first half […]

Memoir Collective #10: Ask Me Anything

There are endless questions when it comes to writing a memoir. How do I get started and keep going? How do I deal with family  members? What if I can’t remember details or dialogue? What if I don’t know the real story, the best structure, or the overall theme?  If you’ve got questions like these, you’re not alone...

By |2022-11-14T09:36:51-07:00November 14th, 2022|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Memoir Collective #8: Tips and tricks for vulnerability

Have you had an experience you are too afraid to write about? Is there some anecdote you’ve been harboring as too shameful to share? If you’re like most writers (or human beings, for that matter), there is not one story you’ve been hiding, there are many.

If […]

By |2022-07-19T14:10:59-06:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Not This Again

Three months ago, fearing my life had gotten too comfortable, I decided to stretch myself and do something that scared me, something for which I had no inherent talent.

I signed up for singing lessons.

It took every ounce of resolve I possessed to make it to the first lesson. When I […]

By |2022-01-20T14:01:00-07:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Emotional Wisdom, Memoir Writing, On Writing|Tags: , , |3 Comments

The Memoir Collective, #7: Dealing with Resistance

Fear, doubt, procrastination, starting over, changing subjects... resistance to writing takes many forms. In this free, 90-minute class we'll talk about resistance, what it is, why it exists, and--most importantly--how to manage it!

By |2022-01-05T17:53:44-07:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

No More Excuses! The New Year’s, Kick-Butt, Goal-Setting Class for Writers

You've been dreaming about writing--both in general and for a specific goal--and yet you haven't made the progress you'd hoped. You're not going to let that happen this year--dammit! This is the year you're going to do it. You're going to send out that book proposal, finish that memoir, start writing those essays, and start believing it when you call yourself a writer. At least... that's what you think you're going to do. Problem is, you're not quite sure how.

By |2021-11-29T12:04:30-07:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Memoir Collective #5; Effective Endings

Soon, we'll arrive at the ending to 2021. In honor of this, we'll spend this meeting of The Memoir Collective talking about endings, in particular, how to write successful sentence, paragraph, chapter and story endings. We'll also talk about that ever-vexing problem: how to identify the ending of your memoir.

By |2021-11-29T12:15:39-07:00November 11th, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

On longing, envy (and yes, writing)

There was a time in my early forties when I once spent the better part of a day shopping for a soap dish and toothbrush holder that would perfectly match the brushed nickel faucets in my newly remodeled spa bathroom. Back then, I was extremely proud of my just-spicy-enough jambalaya […]

By |2021-10-21T13:49:52-06:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Emotional Wisdom, Know Yourself, Memoir Writing|Tags: , , , |1 Comment


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