How to Write Your Life Story: A Memoir Intensive

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018
Mondays, 2-4 p.m.
Victoria Fann
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

The secret to a good story is not only the ingredients that go into it but also the way in which it’s told. In this six-week writing intensive, we will discuss how to take memories and events from life and turn them into an interesting story by doing the research, organizing the ideas and making writing clear and readable. We’ll explore the creative process with writing exercises, readings and group discussions. We’ll learn what steps to take to get a story published. At the end of the course, participants will design a writing plan complete with goals and a timeline and have the option to create a writing critique group. Each session will build on the previous session, therefore, it will work best for participants that are able to make a commitment to attend all six sessions.

Victoria Fann ( has been writing essays, short stories, plays and screenplays for more than three decades. Her writing has been published in numerous publications and anthologies including The Daily Record, The Star Ledger, Women of Wisdom, Newsweek, Thought Catalog, Snapping Twig, Medium, Elephant Journal, Wake Up World, BioStories and others. Victoria has been working with writers as a group facilitator, coach and teacher since the founding of her first writing group, Mothers Who Write, in 1989. She recently completed a book called Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art and Your Life with the intention to publish it in 2018.