Story Circle Online Classes
We are now accepting proposals for these class terms:
- Winter: January 7-March 3, 2020 (deadline November 17, 2019)
- Spring I: March 10-May 5, 2020 (deadline January 19, 2020)
- Spring II: May 12-July 7, 2020 (deadline March 21, 2020)
- Summer: July 14-August 8, 2020 (deadline May 24, 2020)
- Fall: September 22-November 17, 2020 (deadline August 4, 2020)
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.
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.
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).
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:
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
[all other Fall 2019 classes are now closed]