Current workshops

What you’ll need to participate in a memoir writing workshop: A willingness to take chances with your own writing, and an open and generous attitude toward your fellow writers’ projects (absolutely required). You may also need a way to make readable copies of your writing to share in the workshop, although accommodations can be made. Experience required: None

Questions: Email me, Barb Burt, at


Introduction to Memoir at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

On three consecutive Thursday afternoons (1:00 – 3:30 pm; March 12, 19, & 26), join nine other participants to begin work on a story you’d like to tell from your life. We’ll write during the workshop sessions, and I will also encourage you to continue your work between sessions and bring that in to share. We’ll also try our hands at some creativity games and memory-uncovering writing prompts. I’m very grateful to the library for sponsoring this workshop at no cost to participants. Total enrollment: 10. Contact the library at or 207-633-3112 to sign up.