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Writing Courses

This course about writing memoir and other personal or family stories is designed for people who took one of Marja Mills’s earlier workshops, as well as those who don’t feel the need for the more basic memoir course. 

This course about writing memoir and other personal or family stories is designed for people who took one of Marja Mills’s earlier workshops, as well as those who don’t feel the need for the more basic memoir course. 

In our world of dashed-off texts and emails, a thoughtful note or letter stands out. But what to say, and how to say it?

*** November 23's meeting will be held the day prior on November 22 ***

Stebelton Course Slide

A forest, an old field, a prairie remnant, or an urban tree canopy is each a set of constant tensions.

Marja Mills Course Slide

The things we love about engaging memoirs are also what make them challenging to write. The best memoirs do more than capture memories and experiences. They help put our lives in context, explore their meaning and reveal emotional truths.

Instructor Catherine Young and an idyllic scene from Parfrey's Glen

Join instructor Catherine Young in exploring a sense of place in writing.

A photo of instructor Kelly Dwyer with her recent book

Instructor Kelly Dwyer will guide you through writing a plot outline, a character arc, and the main elements of your novel.

Photo and book cover image of Marja Mills

Join bestselling author Marja Mills for an exploration of how to write memoir, personal essay, and other kinds of nonfiction with clarity, style, and substance.

Image of poet Angela Voras-Hills and her poetry book

Join poet Angela Voras-Hills for a course that will focus on the possibilities of poetry, encouraging participants to broaden their writing by experimenting with craft, voice, perspective, and form.

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