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What’s at Stake in Your Memoir?

Zoom/Online course

In this quick, hour-long class, we’ll be talking about stakes. In particular, what’s at stake for you, the narrator, in your memoir. What do you stand to gain or lose? Why should the reader care about your experiences? If you need a little help uncovering what’s at stake in your [...]


The Memoir Collective #8: Tips and tricks for vulnerability

Zoom/Online course

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 you’ve been having [...]


Memoir Collective #10: Ask Me Anything

Zoom/Online course

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...


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

Zoom/Online course

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 of the day [...]


Write Your Story, Change Your Life

Zoom/Online course

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 [...]


Living Deliberately: How to Craft a Life of Intention

Zoom/Online course

Note: This four-week online class meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and starts January 17th. When Henry David Thoreau went to Walden, he went, he said “… because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what [...]


Mindful Memoir Writing Retreat

Chacalilla Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

Are you writing a personal story and know you work better with a little structure, support, and community? If so, you’re invited to join me and yoga instructor Nova Loverro in Mexico next February 18-24 for the Mindful Memoir Writing Retreat.


Memoir Collective #11: What’s Your Memoir Really About?

Zoom/Online course

Memoirists have plenty of opportunities to step outside their specific story and comment on the larger situation they are describing--and these are the kinds of insights agents and publishers are looking for. Whether you're writing about losing a loved one, being Black in America, surviving a climate-change disaster, or being [...]


Free Webinar: What Is Your Life Telling You?


The 90-minute webinar will include guided visualizations, freewriting/journaling prompts, and small group discussions to help you get clear on what your life is telling you about your current writing project, how you’re prioritizing your time, and/or how to move forward with more intention.



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