Memoir Collective #14: The Gift of Memoir (FREE)

People write memoirs for all sorts of reasons: to make sense of life, to become a better writer, to correct misperceptions, to honor and remember, to help others. Whatever your particular motivation, I can almost guarantee that writing a memoir will be one of the most life-changing gifts […]

By |2023-11-09T10:30:53-07:00November 2nd, 2023|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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

Jumpstart Your Memoir

You’ve lived through an amazing experience and know you have a story to tell, but you’re having trouble getting started. Where do you begin? How should the story be structured? Why would anybody care? In this daylong class, you’ll be guided through a series of writing exercises designed to help you understand your story, find its universal relevance, and—most importantly—start writing. Whether you’re interested in writing a book-length memoir or a memoir-essay, you’re guaranteed to end the day with a stack of freshly written pages and new insight into what an experience meant.

By |2020-10-05T13:36:40-06:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , |0 Comments

The Crumpled Note Story

When I was eleven years old, still flat-chested and shaggy-haired, I wrote my father a note explaining in painstaking detail the hurt I felt over some favoritism he’d shown my younger sister. The specific incident is lost to memory, but I remember writing and rewriting that note several times until […]

By |2020-06-08T14:23:08-06:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Know Yourself, Uncovering Your Story|Tags: , , |2 Comments


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