Memoir I: Memorable Memoir Workshop

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles

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$425 1 seat left
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Sat, Feb 08, 11:00am - Mar 21, 1:00pm (7 sessions)

East Los Angeles, East Los Angeles
1132 Van Pelt Ave
At Luella Dr
Los Angeles, California 90063
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Wendy Lawless

What you'll learn in this memoir writing class:

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller? In this seven-week Los Angeles Memoir Writing Workshop, bestselling memoirist Wendy Lawless will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! Her fun, all new in-class exercises will help you infuse your most fascinating memories with authenticity and personality. She’ll cover crucial topics such as how to craft a compelling emotional journey for your main character, digging deep, and writing with vivid, compelling detail.

By the end of the class, you’ll have written a stack of moving scenes and have blended imagination with history to craft a draft of a memoir piece that is uniquely yours! Plus, you can bring in up to 1200 words every other class for feedback. Experienced and beginning writers welcome.


If you have never taken a Memoir writing class before, we strongly recommend you take Memoir 101 in addition to this class.

Bring Laptop if you have one, socks if it is a non-online class as we have a shoes off policy.

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All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 323.333.2954. If the class is being paid for as part of a payment plan, regardless of whether the student stops attending class, the payment plan must be paid in full by the end of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student’s account being turned over to collections.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 1:00pm Wendy Lawless 7 $425
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Feb 15 11:00am - 1:00pm Wendy Lawless
Sat, Feb 22 11:00am - 1:00pm Wendy Lawless
Sat, Feb 29 11:00am - 1:00pm Wendy Lawless
Sat, Mar 07 11:00am - 1:00pm Wendy Lawless
Sat, Mar 14 11:00am - 1:00pm Wendy Lawless
Sat, Mar 21 11:00am - 1:00pm Wendy Lawless

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Question from Bellus
Is this class also for beginners and no writing experience?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This class is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced writers who want to reconnect with their craft. Hope this is helpful.
Question from Erick R.
Aside from the obvious price for one class versus seven, why are there two options. Is the first class only as a teaser and the remaining seven the complete course? Also, I have some material already started would that be used or would the classes be just to refine, in other words will the instructor not look at material already started? Thank you.
Answer from Billy C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The 1 night class is just a short seminar with lecture and writing exercises (with limited sharing of results) on memoir fundamentals. The 7 week class has craft lessons, writing samples, in class writing and the opportunity to get feedback on 1200 words every other class. If you have some writing that you want to bring in that you already started, you can do that for the in class workshopping section after the first meeting of the 7 week class.

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Memoir I: Memorable Memoir Workshop
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/3/2019
Love it! Learned so much!
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Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/17/2017
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Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/27/2016
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