Online Class: Connie Josefs - Finding Form: Shaping Your Memoir


Finding Form: Shaping Your Memoir

Four Saturdays

February 3 - February 24
10:00AM -12:30PM PST

Online via Zoom • $375

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




You’ve written a draft of your memoir… a series of essays… a few vignettes. Now what? How do you revise, organize, put it together?

Structure is more than a container, it’s a dynamic expression of voice, character and theme. This workshop examines how writers of memoir and memoir-based fiction shape their work. We will analyze the Three-Act Paradigm as well as alternative and hybrid structures, and explore how the shape of a memoir, its organizing principle, comes from inside the story. 

Class format includes reading, lecture, discussion and writing exercises.



Connie Josefs is a writer, teacher and memoir coach. She leads workshops in memoir and memoir-based fiction and has taught at the University of New Mexico, Southwest Writers, The Taos Writers Conference and Santa Monica College, where she was founding editor of the literary journal, “E-33: Writings from Emeritus.” She holds an MFA in fiction from Antioch University 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.


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