Connie Josefs - The Shape of Time in Memoir | Session I: How Time Shapes Scene


Two Sessions: Sundays, May 15th & 22nd

$125 single session; $200 both sessions

Session I: How Time Shapes Scene
Sunday, May 15, 2022

1:30pm - 4:00pm PT • $125



“Time is a created thing.” —Lao Tzu

Time is one of the most dynamic aspects of memoir. We view events from two vantage points: then and now. How do writers accommodate this shifting narrative stance? How do we use hindsight to gain access to narratives of the past? What patterns emerge in the process of looking back? In this seminar we will explore how time and memory shape the way we tell our stories. Class format includes advance readings, discussion and writing exercises.


Session I: How Time Shapes Scene
Sunday, May 15, 1:30 - 4:00 pm, Pacific Time

An in-depth look at how memoirists organize time, voice and point of view to structure scenes and create coherence.

Session II: Finding Structure
Sunday, May 22, 1:30 - 4:00 pm, Pacific Time

A deep dive into the role of time in determining a memoir’s overall structure. We will investigate both traditional and hybrid forms.

*Classes will be recorded and video replay will be available for a limited time.

Connie Josefs is a writer, teacher and memoir coach. She leads workshops in memoir and fiction writing and has taught at UNM Albuquerque, Santa Monica College, Southwest Writers and The Taos Writers Conference. She holds an MFA in fiction from Antioch LA and has worked as a writer and story analyst for film and television. More at

What Students Are Saying about Connie Josefs

"The class went above and beyond my expectations! Connie is gifted in approach, connection,
and content. – Erin P.

"Connie was clear and specific, answered questions thoughtfully 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." – 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.