Roundtable Teleconversations

  • June Roundtable Webinar- FREE to All- June 15, 2017 - Rifka Kreiter EVOLUTION OF A MEMOIR–EVERYTHING IN ITS OWN TIME 4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT June 15, 2017 We are so pleased that Rifka Kreiter will be joining us. Her book Home Free will take us back to the era of the sixties, and the adventures that were […]
  • APRIL Roundtable Webinar- FREE to All- April 6, 2017 - Betsy Graziani Fasbinder Exposed: Telling Our Deep Truths in Memoir or Fiction April 6, 2017  4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT   We want to welcome Betsy Graziani Fasbinder to our book discussion this month. We have been in the same writing group for over fourteen years, the Bellas, […]
  • March Roundtable Webinar- FREE to All- March 9, 2017 - Donna Stoneham Critical Keys for Thriving as a Writer March 9, 2017  4 PM PST  5 PM MST  6 PM CST  7 PM EST   Have you held yourself back from getting a book out into the world because you feared rejection?  Have you ever considered that you might be as afraid to succeed as […]
  • February Roundtable Webinar – FREE to All- February 9, 2017 - Lizbeth Meredith Writing a Book with Benefits: Steps I Took to Take Care of My Memoir’s Future Readers  February 9, 2017  4 PM PST  5 PM MST  6 PM CST  7 PM EST  Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters recounts the Lizbeth Meredith’s two year struggle to bring home her internationally abducted daughters from Greece to […]
  • January Roundtable Discussion – FREE to All - Dorit Sasson  What I Learned about the Courage to Write and Publish my Memoir Accidental Soldier January 12, 2017   4 PM PST  5 PM MST  6 PM CST  7 PM EST  What kind of crazy person would trade college life for serving in the Israel Defense Forces at the tender age of 18? As a […]
  • December Roundtable Discussion – FREE to All - Jill Kandel The Power of Words: 20 Years of Writing  December 8, 2016  4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT  I have been a writer for twenty years and am so excited to talk about some of the many things I have learned. I will be talking about four main […]
  • Dipping the Madeleine: How to Find Hidden Memories as You Write Your Memoir - Barbara Donsky November Roundtable November 18, 2016 11 AM PDT    12 PM MDT    1 PM CDT   2 PM EDT We are pleased this month to explore the issue of memory itself, with some inspiration by Marcel Proust and our guest, Barbara Donsky, author of Veronica’s Grave. Her introduction to our November roundtable follows. Remember, it’s National […]
  • October Roundtable Discussion – FREE to All - What I Learned from Screenwriters about Structuring a Memoir Betty Hafner October 6, 2016 4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT   You may have heard the question, “What’s the better training for writers—an MFA or New York?”  Well, neither for me. When I started writing in earnest, I chose […]
  • September Roundtable Discussion – FREE to All - Why NaNoWriMo is Important for Memoirists Presentation by Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month  September 15, 2016 4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, November 1-30, known as NaNoWriMo will join us to talk about how you can […]
  • August Roundtable Discussion – FREE to All - Meaningful Misery: Why Writing a Memoir is a Worthwhile Struggle Dr. Virginia Simpson August 4, 2016 4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT I’m pleased to have a conversation with Dr. Virginia Simpson, author of The Space Between- A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life. I learned […]
  • July Roundtable Discussion – FREE to All - The Rewards of Private Publication Sharon Lippincott and Carol Broz Thursday July 7 4 PM PDT   5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT What do you do when your story seems too personal or controversial to share with the world at large, but you want your family to have the option of ordering […]
  • June Roundtable Discussion – FREE to All - Inventing the Memoir: Truth Can Be Stronger Than Fiction Amye Archer June 9 4 PM PDT   5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT When I first started writing my memoir, I was nervous that it wasn’t interesting enough. After all, I was only 33. What life experience could I possibly cobble together to […]
  • April Roundtable Discussion–Free to All - Jerry Waxler My Twelve Year Odyssey to Turn life into Memoir Thursday April 7, 2016 4 PM PDT   5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT   Our guest this month is Jerry Waxler, my colleague and friend since I began the National Association of Memoir Writers. Jerry is also on our advisory board, […]
  • March Roundtable Discussion–Free to All - Writing In the Voice of My Mother Jo Ivester Thursday March 3, 2016 4 pm PST   5 pm MST   6 pm CST   7 pm EST We are so pleased to welcome Jo Ivester, the author of The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South to our Roundtable podcast. Read her summary below […]
  • February Roundtable Discussion - Writing in Two Languages—Translating Your Story into a Memoir Lene Fogelberg Thursday February 4, 2016 4 pm PST   5 pm MST   6 pm CST   7 pm EST We all struggle with how to get our story told; essentially we translate our experiences into words. Join us as Lene Fogelberg talks about the process of writing […]
  • Don’t Let Anyone Stop You From Writing Your Memoir - January 14, 2016 4 pm PST   5 pm MST   6 pm CST   7 pm EST   Our Roundtable and NAMW podcast guest is Leslie Johansen Nack, author of Fourteen: A Daughter’s Memoir of Adventure, Sailing and Survival. Leslie Nack always wanted to write, but life and work and being busy, not to mention the inner critic […]
  • How to Write a Prize Winning Memoir - Roundtable Discussion – Free to All Date: December 3, 2015 Time: 4 Pm PST  5 PM MST  6 PM CST 7 PM EST Expert: Azadeh Tabazadeh “What you have done in this book is exactly what I would like for my patients to do—and that is to confront the truth,” my therapist told me after […]
  • Memoir Challenge #1–Wrestling the Truth in Your Memoir - Roundtable Discussion October 8, 2015 4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter in conversation with Linda Joy Myers As memoir writers, we approach the page with a powerful story to tell, one that won’t let us go. We start out great, writing, journaling, dreaming and […]
  • Memoir as Looking Glass–Free Roundtable Discussion about Memoir Writing Challenges - Date: September 10, 2015 Time: 4 PM PDT / 5  PM MDT / 6 PM CDT / 7 PM EDT I’m pleased to have a conversation during our free Roundtable discussion in September with author Marilea Rabasa, author of Angie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Some of the themes of this book will be familiar to most […]
  • 5 Tools to Fuel Your Writing & Creative Process - Free Roundtable Discussion—Beth Barany August 6, 2015 4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT There are three main turning points to the writing process: the start, the middle, and the end. Writers often find themselves stuck in one of these three places. When you get stuck, everything grinds to a […]
  • FREE Roundtable: How to Write a Killer Memoir When the Doubt Gremlins Won’t Stop Nagging - July 2, 2015 4 PDT  5 MDT  6 CDT  7 EDT Sign up to get free audio download of this event. We are so pleased at the National Association of Memoir Writers to welcome back Lynn Goodwin. She’s the owner of Writer Advice, www.writeradvice.com, which will celebrate its 18th year in October, 2015. Lynn helps […]
  • Free Roundtable: Becoming Persistent in a Shifting Publishing Landscape - Topic: Becoming Persistent in a Shifting Publishing Landscape Date: June 4 Time: 4 PM PST / 5 PM MST / 6 PM CST / 7 PM EST Guest: Jordan Rosenfeld The writers who succeed in publishing are not simply the most talented; they are the most persistent. Jordan Rosenfeld, author of A Writer’s Guide to […]
  • A Noisy Guide to Podcasting – Public Roundtable - Guest: Catharine Bramkamp Topic: A Noisy Guide to Podcasting Date: April 9, 2015 4 PST Time:  4 PM PST, 5 PM MST, 6 PM CST, 7 PM EST Listen to the recording: http://lindajoy.audioacrobat.com/download/Catharine_Bramkamp_April_2015_RT.mp3 Download Do  you have a great idea?  Do want to vary your reach?  Do you love to talk?  Do you really love to talk? […]
  • The Art of Slow Writing - Date: March 5th, 2015 Time: 4 PM PST / 5  PM MST / 6 PM CST / 7 PM EST Guest: Louise DeSalvo I’m so very pleased and excited to have as our Roundtable guest for March the renowned author and teacher Louise DeSalvo. Over ten years ago, I immersed myself gratefully into her book Writing […]