Past Events

Spring Memoir Series

April 24, May 22, & June 26

Time: 3 – 5 pm

Location: The Village Writing School

Cost for the Series: $90

Memoir Writing with Rebecca Mahoney

If you want to be the next Cheryl Strayed, this is for you.  Rebecca will address the common but thorny problems with memoir such as:

·      how to create a true scene,

·      how to incorporate dialogue,

·      how to create a story arc,

·      how to create characters.

She’ll discuss the issue of recreating material, i.e., where do you draw the line between journalism and fiction?  When is it ok to fill in the blanks and when is it not?

Part workshop, part writing circle, this series will allow you to get some feedback on your story and your writing.  This series will be limited to eight attendees, so that you can get truly individual attention and have a lot of opportunity to ask questions.  These will be intensely focused, highly personalized workshops. Stretching across several months, this series will give you an opportunity to actually write your story and bring work for suggestion and direction.


rebeccamahoneyRebecca Mahoney holds a Masters in Creative Nonfiction. Her features and essays have been published by The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The L.A. Times, The Orlando Sentinel, and many others. Mahoney, who teaches at Southern New Hampshire University will bring her years of experience writing both fiction and creative nonfiction to bear on the exciting process of telling a personal story.  Read about Rebecca and some of her work at