Creative Memoirs

So, I’m launching the 2019 incarnation of one my favorite groups - Creative Memoirs. I’m offering this workshop at the Shames JCC on the Hudson, where I direct mental health services part-time. I love how the participants bring their own creative perspectives to the notion of memoir, breaking out of the narrow confines of straightforward narrative.

My course description welcomed this, but I am still happily surprised when participants are so willing to trust their unique creative voice.

If you’re able to get to Tarrytown on Fridays 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM from October 4 – November 8, please join us! However, I still wanted to make some of the course materials available here. To that end, I’m going to share the bibliography I provide the class. On the first day, I present a box of all these fantastically different forms of memoir, to expand our horizons and inspire us to discover how we’d best like to tell our stories.

CREATIVE MEMOIRS Bibliography of Creative Non-Fiction and Memoirs

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant, by Roz Chast

Fun Home – Alison Bechdel

A Homemade Life - Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table, by Molly Wizenberg

Long, Quiet Highway, by Natalie Goldberg

Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris

The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times, by Jennifer Worth

Memories of Survival – Krinitz and Steinhardt

Moonlight and Music: The Enchanted World of Gayleen Aiken, by Gayleen Aiken and Rachel Klein

The Right Words at the Right Time, by Marlo Thomas and Friends