Online Memoir Writing Series

Five Windows to Your Life Story
Thursdays, February 11, 25, March 11, 25, and April 8
10 a.m. to Noon
via Zoom and Thinkific

Tuition: $100

“All I have of my grandmother is a hairbrush. No letters, no stories.”

“My grandmothers both died before I was born, and I know nothing about them.”

“My siblings and I all have different memories of our grandparents and no one to ask to confirm the truth.”

These responses from a discussion of women 40 to 60 years old demonstrate reasons we might all want to write down our stories. At some point in life, our children and grandchildren might well be interested.

Maybe more importantly, writing your life stories and hearing others read theirs can provide new perspectives on your life. Remind you of important experiences you might have forgotten. Showcase the richness of your life.

This five-week series will have you writing short vignettes about your life. We’ll take on five different views — through different windows—looking back into our experiences. This is not a chronological “I was born and then…” approach.

No writing experience is necessary, just an interest in getting some of your stories down on paper. Each session, every two weeks, will include a brief discussion of topics relevant to the art of memoir, three quick writing prompts to get you started on the next assignment, and a feedback session on the previous session’s writing efforts.  Homework will include writing and uploading your own piece, and reading and commenting on other participants’ pieces for the feedback session.

This Zoom series is limited to 8 people. Fee for the 5-week series, led by local writers Kathie Hightower and Vera Wildauer, is $100. Full fee goes to the Hoffman Center for the Arts.

UpcomingMemoir Writing Series

  • 5 Windows: Introduction and Prompts-Objects
    February 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 5 Windows: Sharing, Discussion and Prompts-Food
    February 25, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 5 Windows: Sharing, Discussion and Prompts-Travel
    March 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 5 Windows: Sharing, Discussion and Prompts-Cars
    March 25, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 5 Windows: Sharing, Discussion and Prompts-Relationships
    April 8, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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November 1, 2020

A five session online writing series focused on writing vignettes from your life.



You will receive a meeting invitation to participate in Zoom meetings, as well as links to any other virtual platforms for this course.