Heart of Memoir Writing Workshop

Laguna Beach, California, United States

Sep 27 - Sep 29, 2013


TUITION / COST:$386.00
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Kathryn Abajian
PHONE: 925 998 5785
EMAIL: kabajian@gmail.com

Enjoy a writing weekend in charming Laguna Beach, California, this fall. Stay in a historic cottage, walk along the Pacific, and meet with other writers focused on narrative nonfiction writing.

The workshop focuses on first-person narration—food, memoir and travel writing. Learn about the narrator’s voice and role, how to structure and organize memories, key revision techniques. Friday evening we meet for orientation and focus, Saturday for instruction, writing and sharing, Sunday morning until noon to share again and wrap up.

Kathryn will work with you individually via email before and after the workshop to plan and refine your writing. The workshop is beneficial for both emerging and experienced writers looking for solid instruction and useful tips.

You may stay on the property of Arabella Cottages or come in to Laguna Beach each day. Enrollment and cottage stays are accepted on a first received basis. Enrollment includes daily snacks and lunch on Saturday. Cottage stay optional. See website for more information.


Featured Writers Include:

Kathryn J. Abajian


Creative nonfiction


506 North Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach
California, United States

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