with Christine Pakkala


In this beginner and intermediate-level workshop, we will focus upon the craft of writing about our own lives in either the personal essay or memoir form. We’ll explore the elements of storytelling that apply to fiction and memoir, as well as memoir’s unique role in making sense of life experience through reflection.


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. Not sure what to write about?  Feel free to email me: pakkala@optonline.net for a writing prompt.


Come join us and share your stories!  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
7 Mondays, 7pm to 9pm
March 29, April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17


For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email info@WestportWriters.org



Writing About Your Life: Memoir – Beg/Int with Christine Pakkala

SKU: N103s21