Women Writing Memoir

4 Tuesdays:
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5

1-hour classes (4-5pm PT | 7-8pm ET)
All sessions are recorded.
Cost: $299

I’m Speaking

2 Tuesdays:
November 12 & 19

Add-on for students who want to continue on the journey for two more weeks into November.
Cost $50

Full experience: $349

Includes both classes

++ These are online courses and will be recorded! ++

Women Writing Memoir

6 Tuesdays: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
4pm PT | 7pm ET

This class is back by popular demand and we can’t wait to share what we have in store!

Week 1 - October 1

Class 1 TBD, with Susan Kiyo Ito

CONTENT TBD

Week 2 - October 8

Class 2 TBD

CONTENT TBD

Week 3 - October 15

Class 3 TBD, with Melissa Febos

CONTENT TBD

Week 4 - October 22

Class 4 TBD, with Maggie Smith

CONTENT TBD

Week 45- October 29

Class 5 TBD, with Regina Brooks

CONTENT TBD

Week 6 - November 5

Class 6: Your Story, Your Voice, with Brooke Warner and Linda Joy Myers

CONTENT TBD

++ These are online courses and will be recorded! ++

I'm Speaking

2 Tuesdays: November 12 & 19
4pm PT | 7pm ET

In anticipation of what women stand to gain or lose depending on the outcome of November’s election, we will hold a space for generative writing and sharing

YOUR TEACHERS

Maggie Smith is the award-winning author of You Could Make This Place Beautiful, Good Bones, The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, Lamp of the Body, and the national bestsellers Goldenrod and Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change. A 2011 recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she’s also received several Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, two Academy of American Poets Prizes, a Pushcart Prize. She has been widely published, appearing in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Nation, The Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Susan Kiyo Ito is the author of the memoir, I Would Meet You Anywhere, and a finalist for the 2023 National Book Critics Circle Award. She co-edited the literary anthology A Ghost At Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption. Her work has appeared in The Writer, Hyphen, Literary Mama, Catapult, Hyphen,and elsewhere. Her theatrical adaption of Untold, stories of reproductive stigma, was produced at Brava Theater. She teaches at the Mills College campus of Northeastern University and lives in Northern California.

Melissa Febos is the author of a book of essays in defense of memoir, Body Work, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, and the essay collection, Abandon Me, a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist and Indie Next Pick. Her essay collection, Girlhood, is a National Bestseller. Her next book, The Dry Season, is forthcoming from Alfred. A. Knopf. The recipient of an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, she is a full professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program. She lives in Iowa City with her wife, the poet Donika Kelly.

Regina Brooks the founder and President of Serendipity Literary Agency. Regina has been a literary agent for 23 years, and was named Woman of the Year by The National Association of Professional Women, A New York Urban League Rising Star Award winner, and a finalist for the Stevie Award for Women Entrepreneurs. She is a graduate of the Howard University Publishing Institute in Washington DC and the author of Never Finished Never Done, Writing Great Books for Young Adults, and You Should Really Write a Book. www.serendipitylit.com.

Linda Joy Myers is the president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, and the author of two award-winning memoirs Don’t Call Me Mother and Song of the Plains. Her three books, The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, Becoming Whole, and Journey of Memoir, guide writers to create a powerful, truthful, and universal story. Linda Joy shares her writing insights on Substack at The Magic of Memoir, The Magic of Fiction. She’s also the author of a prize-winning debut novel, The Forger of Marseille. Together with Brooke Warner, she teaches memoir intensives here and at WriteYourMemoirinSixMonths.com.

Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Write On, Sisters!, Green-Light Your Book, What’s Your Book?, and three books on memoir, including How to Sell Your Memoir, and two books co-authored with Linda Joy Myers: Breaking Ground on Your Memoir and The Magic of Memoir. Brooke writes a weekly Substack, Writerly Things, and has dedicated her career to supporting writers to give voice to their stories. She’s a  TEDx speaker (“Green-Light Revolution”) and together with Linda Joy Myers, she teaches memoir intensives here and at WriteYourMemoirinSixMonths.com.