Memoir Workshops



Memoir Writing Workshop

Learn essentials of the craft and get guidance, support, and helpful feedback as you write for personal pleasure or publication. 

Every session focuses on an important memoir writing topic for the first half-hour with helpful information on subjects like enlivening the writing (using sensory detail, descriptive detail, writing good dialog).

You’ll learn all of this and more:

• to write engaging scenes

• how to create authentic, believable characters

• how to shape a good story from out of a larger time period or event

Story review is part of every class session, with sign-ups for readings at the first lass meeting. Over the 8 weeks you’ll have a chance to get feedback on 4 or 5 writings of up to 2000 words. Optional at-home writing exercises and writing topics are given on request. 

Sebastopol (Pleasant Hill Ave./Bodega Hwy)
MONDAYS 1 – 3 pm
October – December

RESERVE your place.

Students have said…

Suzanne is my mentor, teacher, coach, and editor. I came to her memoir class eight years ago with a story and subsequently published it in Imitation Fruit Literary Journal. Two other stories Suzanne helped me with were published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That? With her help, I’m now completing a book of cat rescue stories. And to think it started with one class! — Terilynn Mitchell, Writer & Veterinary Technician