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By teaching memoir workshops, you are placing yourself at the forefront of an emerging profession dedicated to helping people to write their lifestories.

Teaching memoir workshops is so popular today because transmitting personal and family stories reaches deep into our collective human experience, national cultures, and our personal spheres of life choices. Memoirs corroborate and celebrate the value of life in all its diversity and multiple expressions.

It seems everyone is writing memoirs today—you don’t have to be a pope or a politician; it’s the lady down the street, the former CEOs, the retired teachers, the housewives, and the guy who wants his grandchildren to know who he was and what he did. Clearly, our collective cultural life is the richer for the telling—and preserving—of these stories.

In this teaching memoir workshops category, we have provided you links to articles that will help you to become a better memoir teacher so that you can address the needs of a growing clientele. It will take some time and some effort on your part to become a better teacher but the rewards will also be great.

Eventually you will find yourself thinking, as I have so many times over the years, “Imagine—I’m having this wonderful experience and I’m earning good money doing it!”

This joy teaching memoir writing will be the gift that your lifewriting students will bring into your life in exchange for what you have brought into theirs. What you will receive is a more than fair exchange for what you will give!

Your experience in teaching memoir workshops will, I hope, be as rewarding as mine has been.

For more information on how to best prepare yourself to be a great Memoir Professional, click here.

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Leading a Conference Workshop as a Guest Presenter

Participating in writing conferences, either as a panelist, lecturer, or as a workshop leader is a great way to get your name and book out in public and to network with other writers like you—especially when you are leading a conference workshop. Being a presenter comes with tasks, but the challenge is not impossible. I’d […]

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Launching Your Memoir Teaching – 6 Steps To More Success

Many memoir writers secretly, or not so secretly, want to help other people to write their memoirs. Sometimes they do this informally with a friend or two, and at other times, they get a bit more organized and offer a class at a library or other institution. One thing is certain, launching your memoir teaching […]

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Teaching Memoir Writing – 3 Tips For Making Your Vision Real

Teaching Memoir Writing – Your Vision Can Become Real Writing a vision statement can be stimulating for you as a teacher. Your memoir writing company’s vision statement is a personal reminder you make to yourself about how the work you are planning will sustain you emotionally and make you into a better person. A vision […]