Memoir Master Class

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Note: Please submit your work for approval before registering for the workshop.

Are you an experienced (published?) writer who’s beginning your first memoir? Or perhaps you’ve written other of creative nonfiction books or collections of essays, but you’re stuck in the muddy middle in your work-in-progress. If so, this advanced class, which creates a balance between pantsing and plotting, may be just what you need to get a fresh perspective and finish your memoir. In this twelve-week intensive workshop, serious writers of memoir will work towards finishing the first draft of their manuscript. Participants will focus on voice, point of view, back story, dialogue, and emotion in critiques, and get advice on how to move through getting stuck. By workshop’s end, active participants will have finished two outlines and the first draft of their memoir. Space is limited. To be considered for the course, please submit your first scene(s) (10 pages max) to before January 24. Note: No meeting on March 10.

About Kathryn Ramsperger

Kathryn Ramsperger began her career as a journalist, for newspapers, National Geographic Society and Kiplinger. She headed publishing for the International Red Cross in Geneva. Now, as both a life coach and book coach, she helps her clients remove their own resistance and creative blocks. Kathryn is winner of the Hollins University Fiction Prize and several Hermes Creative Awards for her humanitarian reporting. Her novel The Shores of Our Souls placed in the Faulkner-Wisdom (debut novel), Readers' Favorite (multicultural fiction), and Foreword Indies (social issues) literary competitions. More about her at: and


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