Upcoming Writing Workshops
MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOPS
Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett have been invited to present a pre-conference workshop on Writing Alchemy at the Association of Personal Historians in Las Vegas on October 16. Please join us there for this all-day event. Then on Tuesday October 18, we’re offering two additional workshops on book marketing. For more information and to register, click here.
If you’d like to see the description of our pre-conference workshop, click here.
“I’ve been teaching writing for twenty-four years, have taken Writer’s Digest workshops, … have written two novels and read countless books on writing by such authors as Margaret Atwood and Noah Luke. …Matilda and Kendra have taught me things about imagery and voice I never knew and that I am excited to apply to my writing right away. These ladies are encouraging, intelligent, and must themselves be tremendously excellent writers. I would take any workshop they offered and am motivated to read their published work. Thank you for giving me real tools to assist me in building my memoir into a stronger more marketable piece of work.” —Amanda G., TX
Testimonials on previous workshops:
“I enjoyed the workshop immensely. I feel confident now that I can write my memoir. Your clearly defined planned and execution steps will guide me in the coming months.” -Jackie F.
“An excellent class — very helpful information, presented well. -Shirley J.
“Matilda and Kendra are both attentive and insightful teachers, readers and listeners. The class was well organized, fun and inspiring.” —Tracy W., PA
“This was my first online writing course—it exceeded my expectations. I was concerned that feedback from instructors would be vague or so encouraging as to miss the point of critical commentary. That was not the case. Matilda and Kendra were respectful of our various skill levels, balancing positive reinforcement with saying the ‘hard stuff’ we needed to hear so that we could improve upon a sentence, paragraph, or concept.” —Judith G., NH
You’ll find lemon balm in our Memoir Garden. Lemon balm is for comfort and regeneration. Writing a memoir is not always a comforting task. We are looking at our lives to make sense of them, making an effort to understand how we got to where we are today, trying to pass on our lessons learned so that we and others might benefit. Lemon balm’s significance in the Memoir Garden is to remind us of the long-term benefit and sense of comfort or regeneration we get from our writing.