Story Circle Online Classes

We are now accepting proposals for these class terms:
  • March 12-May 7, 2018 (deadline January 21, 2018)
  • May 14-July 9, 2018 (deadline March 25, 2018)

The Story Circle Network has been offering classes, workshops, conferences, writing and reading circles, and online programs—all designed for women—since 1997.

Programs for Women
Our central program focus is writing about our lives—about women's lives. We have offered courses and educational programs (both as workshops and online classes) in memoir, reminiscence, journaling, poetry, family stories, kitchen table stories, writing-as-healing, place writing and nature writing, writing for personal growth and spiritual development, and poetry. We also accept fiction proposals: learning and using fiction techniques, fiction in memoir, fictionalizing women's lives, etc.

We teach general writing skills, organization, and critical editing, as well as technical skills in book design and development, online marketing, blogging, and other Internet-related activities.

We are expanding our course offerings so that more of our teaching work is available online, open to both members of the Story Circle Network and women non-members.

Faculty
Len Leatherwood Our faculty members, all women, are experienced teachers and published writers with a special interest in helping women explore their lives. If you are a skilled writer who is experienced in teaching memoir, journaling, life-based fiction, and other lifewriting forms and are interested in joining our faculty, we'd like to hear from you.

Online Resources
We offer many resources to lifewriters. We also publish a regular e-letter, with information about our current online courses and other SCN activities (go here to subscribe).

Our Books
SCN is an active publisher of books, anthologies, a quarterly journal (The Story Circle Journal), and an annual anthology (True Words from Real Women: An Anthology of Story Circle Writings). Our published titles include:

What Wildness is This
What Wildness is This:
Women Write About the Southwest

(University of Texas Press, 2007)
With Courage and Common Sense
With Courage and Common Sense:
Memoirs from the Older Women's Legacy Circles

(University of Texas Press, 2003)
 
Kitchen Table Stories
Kitchen Table Stories
(2007)
Starting Points
Starting Points:
Weekly Writing Prompts
for Women with Stories to Tell

(2007, 2014)
Your Life, Your Story
Your Life, Your Story
(2001)

You will find a list of published SCN authors here. You'll find links to our SCN bloggers here.

Book Reviews, Podcasts, Contests, and More
In addition to its educational programs, SCN sponsors a women's book review website, an annual lifewriting contest (open to members only), and biannual conferences: LifeLines Writing Retreat and our National Memoir Conference.

True Words from Women Writers About Writing
 

Winter 2018
LifeWriting Classes
for Women

Memoir and Lifewriting:

Stories for the Next Generation: Recalling, Writing and Sharing your Family Legends
(January 8-February 12, 2018)

Creative Writing Workshop: Exploring Food Through Story
(January 29-March 5, 2018)

Journaling & Self-Discovery:

The Love of Everyday Things: Telling the Stories of Our Lives
(January 22-March 5, 2018)

Using the Moon as a Metaphor for the Creative Process
(January 15-February 12, 2018)

Transforming Your Money Story
(January 8-February 12, 2018)

Nature of Your Life: Winter/Early Spring
(January 15-February 12, 2018)

Non-Fiction:

Exploring the How-To's of the Personal Essay
(January 29-March 5, 2018)

Writing for the Spoken Word: Podcast and Print
(January 8-February 5, 2018)

Mixed Genre:

How to Write About Your Family: And Still Talk to Them Afterwards
(January 22-February 26, 2018)

Session 1: Independent Study Program:

January 8-February 5, 2018:

Session 2: Independent Study Program:

February 5-March 5, 2018:


Spring 2018:

Our next class schedule will be posted in mid-February. Classes will run March 12-May 7, 2018.





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