Having trouble getting started on your memoir? When you are assigned a memoir-related exercise or a certain number of pages, or if you’re expected to read your work aloud to a group, you’re more likely to follow through on your own goals and deadlines. For that reason alone, a memoir class is valuable—and you just might learn how to write a memoir!
Just googling around, I found a few. This is not any sort of recommendation, since we do not have anything to do with these sites, but if you do sign up please leave a comment to let us know how you liked your experience.
- It may be too late to sign up for the Tweetspeak workshop, which began yesterday and has a limit of 10 participants. It’s an online class priced at $420 for 12 weekly sessions or $350 for eight.
- Gotham Writers’ Workshop offers a 10-week course for $399 plus a $25 registration fee. Beginning next week, new lectures will be posted every Tuesday, and you can access them at your convenience.
- For $425, a 16-week online memoir writing class is available from The Memoir Writing Club. This payment includes membership in the club, which has other benefits as well.
- “Memoir specialist” Suzanne Sherman offers a variety of options and prices for online memoir writing sessions, including a one-day women’s workshop for just $85.
In addition, most colleges today offer online courses, so you might check the availability of a spot in any university’s online writing class. How about here at Write My Memoirs? Should we start an online memoir writing workshop?