Story Circle Online Classes
We are now accepting proposals for these class terms:
- January 7-March 4, 2019 (deadline November 18, 2018)
- March 11-May 6, 2019 (deadline January 20, 2019)
- May 13-July 8, 2019 (deadline March 24, 2019)
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
Memoir and Lifewriting:
•Find YOUR Story with Therapeutic Writing
(September 24-November 12, 2018)
Journaling & Self-Discovery:
•Nature of Your Life: Autumn
(October 1-October 29, 2018)
•How To Write An Inspirational Story
(October 15-November 12, 2018)
•Scene Craft for Memoir and Fiction
(October 8-November 12, 2018)
•Characters Are People
(September 24-November 5, 2018)
•Haiku for Health: How the Ancient Practice of Haiku Connects Mind, Body, and Spirit (Part B)
(October 8-November 12, 2018)
Session 2: Independent Study Program:
•October 15-November 12, 2018:
Our next class schedule will be posted in mid-November. Classes will run January 7-March 4, 2019.