On Writing: Craft Essential Moments

$395.00

Summer Session: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, 7-9pm est

Fall Session I: Sept to be announced

Fall Session II: Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21, 28, Jan. 2 

Winter Session: Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 22, 29, March 7 

Spring Session: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 7-9pm est 

A 6-week online course. 

Do you want to write personal stories, memoir or micro-memoir; essential moments of your life?

This memoir writing workshop captures and distills the essence of moments into a story.

Writing is challenging, and the process often mysterious and confusing. But if you want to live up to something deep inside that says “Write!” you must.

You must write your stories, memories, questions, and visions.

We will study examples of personal essay, micro-memoir, memoir and the essentials of storytelling. 

Where to begin a story? Where to end? What to do to keep the story “going”?

Learn writing tools to 

  • craft story
  • develop a weekly writing practice
  • value your authentic writing voice & style
  • identify themes you want to write about
  • revise

Receive

  • 1:1 writing coaching & feedback
  • constructive editorial feedback on 3 pages of writing
  • creative time in community
  • full attention when reading & sharing writing
  • an optional writing partner for accountability & support
  • playback recordings
  • weekly Q&A
  • readings from various authors for inspiration

Session Dates

All session are held via Zoom on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM EST.

Rate:

$395. PayPal or Credit Card below

$390. Venmo – “write”

Payment plan available.

Policy: If a participant needs to drop the class, having paid full tuition, they receive they receive the remaining credit towards a future class (minus $80 per classes attended) to be used within 6 months. No refund after attending two classes.

Description

Something about the way Jennifer sees and the feedback she provides in her one-on-one writing coaching is deeply moving. I felt truly seen and understood through sharing my story with her, and gained the ability to see my own Self as a protagonist, and the people in my life as characters with depth and their own longings and struggles.

 

I will be taking her classes whenever possible, and her one-on-one writing coaching is something truly special.

 

Jennifer is a safe space, a loving guide, and a compassionate critic. She has encouraged me and guided me to find my voice, without me ever noticing I was being gently nudged. The moment you start her course you will be a writer and she will listen to your words with respect and kindness, knowing every word written is a little window to your soul. I highly recommend any course or workshop, really any activity, lead by Jennifer!

 

Jennifer’s memoir writing class was transformational for both my writing and my life (and my writing life!). She created a safe space from the very first moment, setting clear expectations and boundaries that made everything flow effortlessly. 

 

The readings, discussions, and the writing prompts were all designed to facilitate authentic, deep, self-writing that I had no idea was in me. And it wasn’t just me! The writing that came from my fellow classmates was rich and deep and I wanted to listen to everyone’s stories and share my own.”

– Karen Maloy Johnson