Crafting Memoir: The Self-Discovery of Writing Your Story

"How do I know about the world?
By what is within me."
- Lao Tzu

Join us for a special online session on the journey of memoir writing with VAWAA Guest artist and award-winning playwright, screenwriter and author Catherine Ann Jones (Calamity Jane, Unlikely Angel, Touched by an Angel series). 

In two 90 minute interactive sessions, we'll be uncovering unique stories by exploring our lives and memories through a writer's lens. Both sessions will be running on Sunday November 14th. Join us for the first half from 11am to 12:30pm EST . After a break we will reconvene for the second half, from 4pm to 5:30pm EST

As we're nearing the end of the year, and a rather tumultuous time for many, this will be an inspiring way to enjoy some introspection and self reflection.

All levels are welcome. There will be plenty of time to share, get feedback and meet other participants from around the world.

If you are not in EST time zone, be sure to convert the time.

What to expect

  • The key elements of writing a compelling memoir.
  • Gathering information and learning how to organize it.
  • Finding your unique style.
  • Focus on theme: What is your message?
  • Bringing the characters in your story alive.
  • Bringing your story to life in your own unique voice.

What you'll need

A notepad and pen/pencil.

About Catherine

Catherine Ann Jones, MA, is an award-winning playwright (Calamity Jane, On the Edge, The Women of Cedar Creek, Freud's Oracle) and screenwriter (The Christmas Wife – four Emmy nominations, Unlikely Angel, Touched by an Angel series). She also is a writing consultant and author of fiction and nonfiction, including The Way of Story and Nautilus Book Award winner Heal Your Self with

Browse other VAWAA Online Sessions

Learn more about VAWAA in-person mini apprenticeships

Subscribe to latest news and updates from around the world here

Image: Photo by Zakaria Ahada on Unsplash