An Unconventional Writing Workshop
to Explore and Share
YOUR LIFE STORIES
Turn your life stories into a published memoir, autobiography or collection of true stories. All you need is an idea.
Every journey is easier with a guide, a map, and the help of some other travelers. Consider this an invitation to join an expedition of discovery.
We’ll spend a lot of time writing. But the writing process is just a tool toward your larger goal: Sharing your life stories.
We’re not limited to writing to tell our stories. We can learn to share our stories out loud, to another person or even to a group. What stories will you tell to explain who you are?
A story is complete only when you share it. We can travel all the way through the process to a designed and published book that you can hold in your hand — and share with readers.
(It’s simpler than you might think…)
Workshop 101: CREATING
These workshops, organized in 12-week seasonal “quarters,” are the foundation of the life stories process. In small groups, we focus upon discovering and creating our stories. Activities both in-workshop and between meetings build upon each other, so that you create an ever-growing body of your own writing. You also evaluate and choose the ultimate destination — autobiography, memory, story collection, blog, podcast, etc. — that best fits your individual goals.
Workshop 201: IMPROVING
These workshops, also organized into 12-week seasons, follow your completion of a manuscript draft. These workshops are about evaluating work to make it better. Rewriting, revising, editing — these are all about making our work say what we want to say, and to say it in our own, individual voices.
1-on-1 Sessions: FINISHING
There is great value in working in groups — in encouraging, in sharing and, when we share, in being both the writer and the critical reader. However, sometimes you also have individual goals and needs, especially when you are in the midst of a long project. That’s why we also meet in individual sessions that focus in depth on your work. These individual sessions will often run parallel to the workshops.