Spring Session 6-week Memoir Writing Course starts Tues. 3/19/19

Writing writing writing. Getting the memories onto the page.
Writing writing writing. Getting the memories onto the page.

Greetings Friends, Colleagues, Clients,

I’m bringing my Memoir Writing course to my studio at the Norristown Arts Building starting Tuesday, March 19.

Studio 12B is a large, sunny, warm, first floor space with floor to ceiling windows. There is free parking in the fenced parking lot, and it’s handicapped accessible; a few blocks off of 202, about 6 minutes past King of Prussia.

This is a course I developed and taught for the Free Library of Philadelphia and have just finished up a 6-week session at the Main Line Arts Center. 

Call or email with questions and if you’d like to jump in, and I hope you do, and please feel free to forward this to anyone you think might like to participate. 

xoxo Barbara

The Full Scoop:

From Memories to the Page: The Gentle, Wild Art of Memoir Writing

Spring Session: Tuesday morning March 19 – April 23

6 Tuesday Mornings 10AM til noon

Location: Studio 12B at the Norristown Arts Building, 619 W Washington St, Norristown 19401

Cost: $140 


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This is an six-week curriculum which brings together grown-ups who have lived to tell. We meet for 2 hours each week to study the craft of writing and to write, write, write our life stories. 

During the 6 weeks, memories are jogged in unique and creative ways, resistance and procrastination issues are addressed, writing blocks are dissolved, and important aspects of the craft of writing are taught. 

Students learn how to give and receive positive feedback and encouragement, and to develop a writing practice that works for them. This course will benefit writers at any level of skill & experience. Beginners are welcome.

To attend fewer than 6 classes, cost is $30 per class.

To reserve your seat, contact Barbara at bmayfieldmedia@gmail.com


“I make my living as a storyteller, and I know my way around a narrative arc, character development, plot pacing, and creative blocks. But no artist every outgrows the need for structured learning situations and master teachers, like Barbara Mayfield…..Ms. Mayfield creates a safe structure where nothing is off limits, everybody is nudged toward the edge of their comfort zones, but nobody is pushed….”—Megan Hicks, Storyteller, Rose Valley, PA

“The memoir course being given at the senior center by Barbara Mayfield is the best program I have ever gone to at the library (and I have gone to many wonderful ones at FLP since I was a small child.). It is a miracle that for the first time, I am able to overcome writing blocks, to be able to both write and share aloud my writing.”—H.L., Philadelphia, PA

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