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Monthly Memoir Writing Classes 2023

I will be teaching both daytime, in person at the Pearl Buck Estate in Dublin, PA and evenings on Zoom starting late winter and early spring.

This class will guide you towards centering on one segment of your life and turning it into a compelling story, whether your goal is to share it with family and friends or to publish it for a wider audience. Each session includes time to practice writing that month’s lesson and to give and receive gentle, constructive feedback. Between class sessions, you will also have the opportunity to discuss articles on memoir writing and to share your writing with other students and the instructor for a more comprehensive response.

Registration information will be posted here at the end of 2022.

Past Events

Saturday, June 18th (2022) from 2 to 4 p.m. Local Authors Day at the Montgomery County – Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, Norristown, PA, kicking off the annual Adult Summer Reading Program This hybrid event willl be held simultaneously in-person in the Community Room and online via Zoom.

Thursday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 22 (2021). Where the Stork Flies goes on a Virtual Book Tour with Kate Rock Book Tours.

Saturday, July 24th (2021) at 1 p.m.  I’ll be speaking on the Sage Writers Panel, at International Women’s Writing Guild virtual conference, Writing Our Way Forward.

Thursday, August 5th (2021) from 5 to 8 p.m. I’ll be signing copies of Where the Stork Flies at the Walter Elwood Museum’s annual ice cream social in person in my hometown of Amsterdam, New York, setting for several scenes in the book. 

Friday, August 6th (2021), I’ll be reading from Where the Stork Flies and signing copies at an evening reception at the Amsterdam Free Library

Wednesday, August 11th (2021) at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be back in PA, in a conversation with the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury’s director, Connie S. Hillman. 

Tuesday, September 14th (2021) I’ll be doing an evening Zoom conversation with library director Heather Lipinki of the Warminster Township Library.

Saturday, October 16th (2021), from 1 to 3 p.m., I’ll give an in person book talk at the Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley, in Amsterdam. NY.

Sunday, October 17th (2021), at 2 p.m., I’ll talk with the Pearl Buck Writing Center via Zoom about book promotion tips. Register by emailing Pearl S. Buck Writing Center Chair Cindy Louden at clouden@pearlsbuck.org.

Thursday, November 4th (2021), from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., I’ll interview food writer and memoirist Hannah Howard about her new memoir, Plenty, at Dinner With An Author at the Frenchtown Bookshop in Frenchtown, NJ. 

On Monday, December 6th (2021) at 12 p.m. I’ll give a Zoom presentation for the Schenectady County Public Library’s Books Sandwiched In program, in Schenectady NY. 

Sunday afternoon, January 9th, 2022 from 1 to 2 p.m., I’ll do a “meet and greet” and signing with Helen Ward, at her Sellersville PA bookshop, The Next Chapter. 

Zoom Memoirs Writing Webinars 2021 starting on the 1st Wednesdays from 1-3pm beginning March 3rd through October 6th. This class will guide you towards centering on one segment of your life and turning it into a compelling story, whether your goal is to share it with family and friends or to publish it for a wider audience. Each session includes time to practice writing that month’s lesson and to give and receive gentle, constructive feedback. Between class sessions, you will also have the opportunity to discuss articles on memoir writing and to share your writing with other students and the instructor for a more comprehensive response. $200 registration fee required.

Register by emailing Pearl S. Buck Writing Center Chair Cindy Louden at

clouden@pearlsbuck.org or call 267-421-6203.

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