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Writing Memoir: Let’s Begin


Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, January 27 through March 3
12 noon - 1:30 pm


Are you interested in writing your story but not sure how to begin? Or do you have stories started that you'd like to develop? This class will launch your memoir-writing journey.

This class is designed for those who would like to get their own stories down on paper. Through writing exercises and discussion, students will delve into the themes, times, places, and people of their lives. From this material, stories will be developed.

If you already have started a story or stories, this class will help you shape them and discover threads within them that deepen their meaning and their impact on the reader. Students will leave class with a draft of at least one story, and ideas for more.

Students will write during class and have at-home assignments. All levels of writers are welcome.

The fee for the six-week workshop is $180. The workshop is limited to 8 participants.

***Students must be registered and paid in full three business days before the start of the class/workshop. Exceptions only with permission from the Director of Writing Programs.

COVID POLICY - Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don't forget to bring your vaccination card.

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm ( She holds a graduate degree in writing from The Graduate Institute and one in music from Lesley University, where she studied historical women composers. She also studied in the MFA program at Manhattanville College. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essays and articles have appeared in Connecticut newspapers and magazines as well as online. In her writing classes, she helps students embrace and inhabit their innate creativity. She is the Director of Writing and Literature Programs at Arts Escape. Find more at

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