Category Archives: Teaching Memoir Writing

A Free National Tele-Conversation on Place in Memoir–Sign Up!

Friends. Here’s a chance for us to hear each other’s voices, literally. I will be speaking on a roundtable along with the fabulous authors Tracy Seeley and Linda Joy Myers, whom you may have met in previous posts and comments … Continue reading

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Two Memoir Course Syllabi from Poet and Professor Jeff Gundy

Melanie Springer Mock contributed our first course syllabus, and now, I am happy to say, we have two more from Professor Jeff Gundy of Bluffton University. Jeff has published numerous books and poems. His latest collecton on Amazon is Spoken … Continue reading

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The One-Hundredth Name for God: A Foreword to A Hundred Camels

Now that Dr. Gerald L. Miller’s memoir, A Hundred Camels: A Mission Doctor’s Sojourn & Murder Trial in Somalia, has been published, and you can buy it at, I will share with you the foreword I contributed to the … Continue reading

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Mini-Memoir: How Long Have I Been Teaching Memoir?

How long have I been teaching memoir writing? On its face, the answer is, “not very,” but I can also truthfully say “about 40 years.” How can both be true?  The recent teaching comes in the form of workshops I … Continue reading

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Fetzer Workshop on Reflective Writing: The Conclusion

Today I finished leading the last 1.5-hour workshop in a series of four which took place at the Fetzer Institute. I think the title of this workshop–Timed Writing–may have scared away potential participants.   Sounds as jolly as retaking the SAT.  … Continue reading

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Spiritual Autobiography Workshop II

Yesterday I led a second workshop on spiritual autobiography at my church.  Most of the people who attended the first one came back, and about ten new folks showed up also.  The big table was full! We shared a meal … Continue reading

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A Second Workshop on Spiritual Autobiography

Tomorrow I lead a small group of colleagues in a workshop much like the one I taught at my church several months ago.  I will again use the Marilyn Chandler McEntyre’s essay published in Weavings.  But this time I will … Continue reading

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