Heart and Soul: Memoir Writing Workshops—Fall 2012
The Heart and Soul Memoir Writing Class is fantastic. If you’re interested in writing about your life, I cannot recommend this enough as a great way to kick-start. In addition to learning about the craft of memoirs from a great teacher and amping up my writing output, I have had the great fortune to hear the work of the other participants in the class. I only wish it would continue on longer! — Barbara Ittner
few months ago, our family was sitting around the table, and Mom and
Dad started to tell us a story about an exceptional day in the early
1960s when they caught a glimpse of their hero John Glenn. It was a
comical story of two young sweethearts and their brush with greatness.
But as I listened to their tale, I felt panic rising in my throat.
Someone should be writing this down! How will I ever remember these
That experience around the dinner table inspired me to
develop this workshop. We all have hilarious, compelling, poignant,
soulful stories to tell, and they’re not going to write themselves. The
time is now to Get In Gear and get the job done. Within 8 weeks,
everyone in the class will have a printed memoir in their hands—a
keepsake to hold those precious family memories.
We are certain
that if you spend two hours a week in this workshop and commit to
writing five days a week, you will walk away with a book that you and
your family will cherish forever. The beauty of the digital age is that
the book you have at the end of the 8 weeks doesn’t have to be static.
You can append and update as often as you like.
The Heart and Soul Workshop Includes:
✒ 8 two-hour writing workshops utilizing the GIG (Get In Gear) Method developed by Kelly Jo Eldredge
✒ Essential coaching on the craft of memoir writing
✒ Tips on collecting and preserving your family history
✒ Prompts to get you and keep you engaged (you’ll never run
out of ideas!)
✒ One-on-one support from Kelly Jo Eldredge
✒ Opportunity in every class to share excerpts, progress,
✒ Formatting and design support for publication
✒ A finished book printed on Tattered Cover Press’s Espresso
Book Machine, plus a waiver of the setup fees ($69 value)
Classes are $250 per person.
Registration by credit card is available online.
For more information, please contact John Zeck at 303-322-1965 ext. 2291.
Two class options: