Class: The Craft of Writing Memoir with Connie Josefs (4-Class Series)

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:00am
photo of Connie Josefs, craft of writing memoir instructor

The Four Class series is now full. 

Writing Believable Characters in Memoir has 2 spaces available as of December 24.

To be added to the wait list email for other sessions, please email  Thank you!

Four Classes • Saturday, Jan 11, 10am - 1pm & 2:30-5:30pm • Sunday, Jan 12, 10am - 1pm & 2:30-5:30pm • $350

We all have life stories to tell. But how do we write about personal experience in a way that will engage a reader? This series of four, half-day workshops focuses on the craft of writing memoir. Each workshop will provide concrete tools and strategies for transforming memory into compelling narrative. Class format includes readings, discussion and writing exercises. Experienced and aspiring writers welcome. The 4-class series includes:

Who’s Talking? The Narrator in Memoir                                            Sat Jan 11   10am - 1pm
The Way They Were • Writing Believable Characters in Memoir     Sat Jan 11    2:30pm - 5:30pm
You Had To Be There • Writing Scene in Memoir                              Sun Jan 12  10am - 1pm
The Shape of Time in Memoir                                                             Sun Jan 12   2:30pm - 5:30pm

Connie Josefs Connie Josefs is a writer, teacher, and writing coach who has worked extensively with writers to write and publish their memoirs. She has taught writing at the University of New Mexico, the Taos Writers Conference, and Santa Monica College. She has also been a writer and story analyst for film and television.

What Students Are Saying about Connie Josefs

"The class went above and beyond my expectations! Connie is gifted in approach, connection, and content. She has a beautiful way of corralling the group and keeping people on track in a caring way. In addition, she has to hear people share some of their worst moments and traumas and respond with feedback on the writing, instead of as a therapist or friend. She’s truly brilliant in how she manages these delicate, intricate dynamics.” – Erin P.

"Connie was very clear & specific as to each segment she taught, answered questions thoughtfully and well AND had us do writing exercises in each segment. She is an excellent teacher. I feel so much better equipped to work on my memoir now." – Ruth M.

"The class totally met my expectations – so rich in content and experience. I only took one class – I wish I had taken all four!" – Joan L.

"Connie’s class surpassed my expectations. The instructor is deeply knowledgeable and wove many helpful concepts and exercises together to great effect." – Athena K.


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