IN PERSON - The Transformative Power of Memoir
Wednesdays | 8 weeks | 10am-1pm MT | Begins January 17, 2024 (no class on February 28) Last class will be March 13, 2024
Instructor: Karen Lee
MEMBER PRICE: $450.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $600.00
Memoir is a very popular genre right now – have you thought of writing one? Karen has been teaching memoir for about eight years. During that time, many people have had the opportunity to explore and appreciate their own important stories.
In this course, you will learn what memoir is and what it isn’t, how to start a memoir, how to elicit those illusive memories, how to deal with emotions – your own and the ones you are writing about. We cover memoir structure, dialogue, character description, and more. We will also deal with the fears and the joys of writing your memoir.
Memoir writing is not therapy – in this course we will stick closely to the writing process – but many find that writing their memoir is therapeutic, enlightening, and even transformative. Writing a memoir can, for some, transform their understanding of their own life’s journey and the challenges they have faced.
Karen creates a safe environment so writing students can open up at their own pace in order to dig deep and write their truth.
This class takes place in person at the Alexandra Writers Centre.
Karen Elizabeth Lee M.A. C. Psych. Ret.
Karen is an experienced author, group facilitator, public speaker, instructor, management consultant, world traveler, and a retired clinical psychologist.
She has authored two books – The Full Catastrophe: A Memoir (2016) and Consulting into the Future (2002), as well as non-fiction articles about consulting, historical and academic topics, memoir and domestic abuse.
She gives talks on writing, memoir, domestic abuse and women’s issues.