with Christine Pakkala


In writing, and in revision, we will examine choice in our memoir-making: what we have said and what we have left unsaid and why. We’ll consider each piece of writing through that lens of choice, and we’ll aim to revise with a goal of telling the most dramatic and emotionally true story, which is our gift not for ourselves but for our readers.


All feedback is given in an encouraging atmosphere. Our aim is to create a community of writers who support one another by practicing deep listening, compassionate responses, and thoughtful feedback. We recognize that writing is a risky endeavor and that sharing what we write in a workshop setting requires courage. As a community, we support one another in that endeavor by offering rigorous support and a gentle critique.


Workshop members are invited to bring up to five double-spaced, 12-point-font pages of writing to each session, including the first. Please note: email your pages to the instructor as well as the entire group. Please keep your word count to a maximum of 1500 words.

Online via ZOOM
6 Tuesdays, 10am to 12:30pm
June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27
For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email info@WestportWriters.org


Please Note: WWW reserves the right to reduce the class time by 1/2 hour if enrollment is less than 5 students.


Advanced Memoir with Christine Pakkala

SKU: N105m21