Why I Teach Memoir

 Memoir teaches us to look beyond ourselves at the same time writing down and honoring our past takes us inward. During this journey, we start seeing patterns and we making connections that invite compassion and empathy towards others. We reflect upon our lives and...

Write Your Emotional Truth

The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr begins with a traumatic childhood memory of fire, the town sheriff in their home and a doctor asking seven-year-old Mary to show him her marks. Mary Karr remembers this moment...

Guestpost: Sandra Moulin”I’m Published!”

Today we welcome Sandra Moulin of Wilmington, NC to my blog. Sandra and I first met in 2007 when I conducted a memoir workshop at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. As soon as I met her (or before from her emails) I knew she was a passionate, persistent...

Why I Teach Memoir

I teach memoir because I want to help others remember the past.  I want others to preserve their memories so no one’s left wondering what happened? Writing down the past provides a link, like a rope between the past and the future. Some people want to capture their...
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