5-week Zoom Class

Saturdays 10 – 11:30 AM EDT
June 6 – July 11, 2020 (no class July 4)

$150 for the 5-week series

10% of proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders

Covid-19 affected or financially challenged households eligible for partial Scholarships

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
  • you are part-way there and in need of inspiration

In this 5-WEEK SERIES (June 6 – July 11, 2020) of 90-minute Saturday classes, learn to tame the chaos of memory into the art of memoir.

Learn to write from your heart, create memorable scenes, bring your characters to life, and approach trauma-writing with sensitivity.

Classes will include lectures, Q & A, writing practice and weekly prompts for homework.

Captivating and structured just right, the class opened my mind to a different way of writing. A+++

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

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 new book, 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: Pay below with PayPal. Or if you prefer, pay me by Venmo or personal check.

10% OF PROCEEDS WILL GO TO Doctors without borders

Covid-19 affected or financially challenged households eligible for partial scholarship.

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

Memoir 101: Writing the Stories of Your Life

A 5-Week Zoom Class Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30 AM EDT June 6 - July 11, 2020 (no class July 4th)

$150.00