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  • December Roundtable – FREE to All – December 7, 2017 - Alexis Marie Chute Tackling the Taboo in Memoir: Why it’s worth the effort December 7, 2017 4 PM PST  5 PM MST  6 PM CST  7 PM EST Alexis Marie Chute is the author of the multi-award-winning debut memoir called Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief Healing and Pregnancy After Loss (She Writes Press, April […]
  • November Roundtable – FREE to All – November 9, 2017 - Leslie Lawrence An Improvisatory Approach to a Memoir about an Improvised Life November 9, 2017 4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT I’m pleased that we have as our guest Leslie Lawrence, author of The Death of Fred Astaire—and other essays from a life          outside the […]
  • October Roundtable Roundtable – FREE to All – October 5, 2017 - Peter Gibb Mindful Writing: How Memoir Helps the Writer, Awaken the Heart, Claim the Past, and Live in the Present October 5, 2017  4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT King of Doubt—New Memoir by Peter Gibb  In a small town on the west coast of Scotland, five-year-old Peter Gibb […]
  • September Roundtable Event – FREE to All – September 7, 2017 - The Story You Need to Tell – We all have one! with Sandra Marinella. September 7, 2017 True stories are the heart of The Story You Need to Tell.
  • August Roundtable Webinar- FREE to All – August 3, 2017 - There Was a Fire Here: A memoir that rose from the ashes Risa Nye August 3, 2017 4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT My book began as a string of short pieces, each one memorializing something of importance I’d lost in the 1991 fire that destroyed over three thousand […]
  • July Roundtable Webinar- FREE to All – July 6, 2017 - How I Wrote My Memoir: One Sentence a Day Thais Derich July 6, 2017  4 PM PDT  5 PM MDT  6 PM CDT  7 PM EDT We are grateful that Thais Derich can join us for this FREE Roundtable Discussion teleseminar. She will discuss how she wrote her book, hired an agent by the hour, […]
  • 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 […]