Memoir in a Year-2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Year Round


SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Jill Pollack
PHONE: 7734777710

Memoir in a Year is a unique opportunity to join a writing cohort, study memoir craft, workshop key scenes, measure your progress, meet goals and deadlines, give and get support for the long slog from plotting to composition to revision and beyond.

Writers will meet monthly for three-hour sessions to discuss craft, solve issues, workshop 5-7 page scenes, and share some snacks and beverages. In between class sessions you’ll have plenty of time to write and generate new work while still staying in touch via StoryStudio’s private online community.

The online forum is for exchanging additional work, reporting progress and struggles, and keeping honest in your work habits. Whether you’ve already made headway on your memoir or are just gathering ideas, this group will provide the structure, companionship, feedback, good humor and emotional support to help you see your project through.

We’ve structured this program to provide maximum benefit without demanding too much time away from focusing on your own work. In addition to workshopping short scenes in class, participants will meet individually with the instructor for 100-page manuscript reviews.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for writers who are ready to make a strong commitment to their work. Students will be expected to participate in the full program.


Featured Writers Include:

Nadine Kenney Johnstone


Creative nonfiction


StoryStudio Chicago
4043 N. Ravenswood #222
Illinois, United States

StoryStudio Chicago

Stories Matter.

Our mission is simple: teach the art and craft of writing in a positive, open, and encouraging community where students can develop their unique voices and work with award-winning authors. We help writers and business professionals hone their craft, express their creativity, and write with confidence.

We offer a wide variety of in-person and online classes in fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and storytelling at work—stimulating discussion, a sense of humor, and a creative space for writers to talk about writing and publishing.