Memoir Writing Classes

You have had a fascinating life – now it’s time to get it down on paper! Join a friendly, nurturing class meeting for five one-hour sessions every Thursday at 10:00 am throughout June (June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30).

At the class, you will receive advice on how to construct your memoir, what details to focus on, how to anchor historical data, and how to make it speak to another generation. You will be asked to write short anecdotes outside the class and read you pieces at each class.

This is the time to kick-start your memoirs – it’s something that many people think about doing but for one reason or another never get around to doing. Dedicate June to this process.

The leader is Elisabeth Sherwin, a former journalist, who worked as a reporter and copy editor at newspapers large and small in California for more than 30 years. She taught writing at the University of California Extension Center and has a web site dedicated to her columns on books and writers:

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