Join me to write one of your mini memoirs.

You might be asking: One of my memoirs?

So many of us have a memoir in us--and yet the task of writing such a thing is daunting. I know; a decade ago ago, I wrote feverishly for hours that led to days, weeks, months, and over a year to where the wild things are.... ok, I stole that.

What really happened was this: I thought I was writing a memoir. I thought it was about bulimia and smoking and marriage and motherhood and Judaism and "finding myself" and being an artist and free spirit in a conventional container that never quite fit. I also had this sneaking suspicion that it was about all and none of these things, and that I was writing my way down into the deepest parts of myself.

Turned out that last part was true. Turned out, the story I needed to tell was one I hadn't lived yet, that of coming out of the closet. The memoir, the pages themselves -- these I stuck in a three-ring binder and shelved.

In my case, the book I thought I was writing led to life changes and eventually became a collection of poems that told the whole thing in a way I never could have imagined or predicted.

Moral of the story? Well, no moral really. And I'll go ahead and clarify that straight writers will not "turn gay" as a result of this class (though there are much worse outcomes in my book!).

About this group

Ten interconnected prompts and 3 1/2 weeks to flesh out a moment or memory that won't let you go, and an individual conversation completely focused on your work. Bite-sized pieces and baby steps are a good way to start writing, or to finish writing, or to keep going. Wherever you may be in relation to a memory or a moment in your life that has a hold on you, these four weeks will give you the time, space, and structure to let them speak, in a safe container of fellow writers and insightful readers.

How will it work?

* For four weeks, we’ll be together in a small, top-secret Facebook group. You’ll receive a total of 10 interconnected prompts, each with an invitation to set a timer for 10 minutes to write. A new prompt will be posted each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

* All members will have the option to sign up for a 45-minute coaching call to discussing your writing and next steps. I will post the info in the group in week 3.

* For the sake of a small, safe container, this group is limited to 12 members.

Who Should Join?

Anyone who wishes to explore memoir writing with the structure and support of a small group of fellow travelers.

Cost:

$180

Upon checkout, you will also have the option to add a donation to the Community Writers Fund. This fund provides scholarships to those who would otherwise not be able to afford to participate in writing groups.

 
Mini Memoirs has prompted and inspired me to look at my life differently and deeply. That’s not just a course deliverable, that’s a lasting gift. This class exceeded my expectations.
These prompts helped to reach deep, find forgotten treasures of my past.