With Catharine’s instruction and guidance, I am becoming the writer I’ve longed to be.”

— Liz Jackson, Windham, Maine

5-week Zoom Class

Wednesdays Noon – 1:30 PM EST

September 14 – October 19, 2022 (No class October 5th in observance of Yom Kippur)

$297 for the 5-week series

Tuition is fully refundable up to 48 hours before first class.

If you are currently facing financial challenges, contact me to discuss scholarship options.

10% of each tuition payment will be donated to the United Negro College Fund.

This class is for you if…

  • you want to write your memoir but don’t know where to start
  • you are a beginning writer who doesn’t feel qualified to write a memoir
  • you are part-way there and in need of inspiration

In this 5-WEEK SERIES of 90-minute live classes, learn to tame the chaos of memory into the art of memoir.

Find your voice as you learn to write from your heart, create memorable scenes, and bring your characters to life. In addition you will be given the tools needed to approach difficult memories with courage and sensitivity.

Classes will include lectures, Q & A, writing practice, weekly prompts and a community of support for your work and process.

“Captivating and structured just right,

the class opened my mind to a different way of writing.”


“I was pleased to find I could dip into a tender place and write.”

“Thanks to this class, my work has been published!”

“I love the way this encouraged me to dig deep.”

“I was able to write about what has haunted me for 25 years.”

Catharine H. Murray, MFA, is an author, editor, writing guide and book coach. Her memoir, Now You See the Sky (Akashic Books, 2018), topped Portland’s Best-Seller list for Non-fiction in January, 2019. Murray leads online classes and workshops to help people use writing as a tool for healing. She is trained as a Traumatic Incident Facilitator and works one-on-one to assist clients in working through grief and trauma. Venues for her talks and workshops have included Ocean Park Writers’ Conference, Harvard University, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Maine State Prison, and the University of New England. Murray earned her BA from Harvard University and her MFA in Creative Writing at USM’s Stonecoast Writing Program.

To register:

The Fall 2022 5-week session of Memoir 101 will meet Wednesdays, September 14th to October 19th from noon to 1:30 PM EST.

1. Click HERE to fill out the application form.

2. When you receive confirmation from me that you have been invited to register, you may pay by Venmo, credit card, check, or PayPal.

Memoir 101: Writing the Stories of Your Life

5-week Live Online Zoom Class Tuition is fully refundable up to 48 hours before first class.


If you don’t hear back from me within 48 hours after registering, please contact me here.

10% OF PROCEEDS WILL GO TO The United Negro College Fund.

If you have questions or would like to apply for a partial scholarship, contact me here.