Gift of Memoir

THE GIFT OF MEMOIR: How to Get Your Most Meaningful Life Stories on Paper with Ease (Preserving Family History; Writing for and about Your Family; The Art of Memoir)

Just for you, a MONTHLY Gift of Memoir class to help you get your most meaningful life stories written. As best-selling author Rachel Naomi Remen says in her book Kitchen Table Wisdom, facts bring us to knowledge, but stories bring us to wisdom. If you are interested in writing family and/or personal life stories—those significant tales of adventure, transition, love, loss, and triumph, as well as lovely everyday moments from times past or the present, come learn specific tools and techniques to retrieve and record them.

You will learn and practice the fundamental tools and steps needed to both capture individual events that have been important to you, reflecting on the impact and meaning as well as what happened, and the process of collecting events together into a full-length memoir or book of essays—whether this is for personal reflection, to share with family and friends, or to publish to reach a larger audience.

And you’ll have the opportunity to share one of your stories (up to 1,200 words) with the class to receive feedback and guidance in moving forward.

Our stories are a precious legacy. Putting them in writing is a gift to all who know and love us—they can be treasured and enjoyed for generations to come. It is also a gift to ourselves.

* For the benefit of participants, an audio recording of the class will be made each week so that participants are able to listen to classes they miss and/or review material covered at any convenient time and place. These recordings are available throughout the class session, along with all handouts, in a shared Dropbox folder.

WHERE: The WordPlay studio, Ballantyne area. Directions will be sent upon registration.
WHEN: Thursday morning, January 31st, 9:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
COST:  $65/three hours. 

Or save by attending all five classes for $250. The dates are:

January 31
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23

Feel free to try out the first class before committing to the series. If you’d like to continue, the cost of the first class will be deducted from the total.

TO REGISTER: Please send an email with your contact information to and the subject line: “Gift of Memoir” and we’ll reply with more information. Hope to have you there!