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 Saturday January 15th. 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 begin a new year, after a rather tumultuous 2021 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.

How to join

We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. We'll send the link and details to join via email 1 day and again 1 hour before it begins.

About Catherine

Catherine Ann Jones is an award-winning author (7 books), playwright (11 produced) & screenwriter whose films include Unlikely Angel, The Christmas Wife, and the popular series, Touched by an Angel. A Fulbright Scholar to India studying shamanism, author of The Way of Story and Heal Your Self with Writing. Over 20 years teaching graduate school and writing workshops both here (Esalen, Omega) and abroad. Over 56,000 subscribers to her six online courses.

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