Current workshops

ONLINE: “Catch the Bug” for Memoir: An Introduction to Memoir Writing

Join me online in a weekly three-hour “virtual” workshop. This will be run much like my in-person workshops, but without the concern of contracting COVID-19! We will complete writing exercises during each session and also share writing pieces that we work on over the course of the workshop. The course begins Wednesday, April 1 from 1:00 – 4:00 and will run for six weeks: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13. No experience necessary. You will need a computer with internet access in order to participate.

Maximum enrollment: 10. Cost: $60. Contact me at barb @ barbspen.com to enroll.

ONLINE: “Advanced Case” of Memoir Writing: For Writers Continuing Work on a Memoir Project

If you’re already in the midst of a memoir project and would like encouragement and constructive feedback, this workshop’s for you. We’ll meet for three-hour online sessions over the course of eight weeks, sharing our work and enjoying the camaraderie of a writers’ community. The first session is Tuesday, March 31 from 9:30 – 12:30 and will continue on 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19. You will need a computer with internet access in order to participate.  

Maximum enrollment: 5 (FILLED). Cost: $120. Contact me at barb @ barbspen.com to enroll.

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS: 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 director@bbhlibrary.org or 207-633-3112 to sign up.