The Story Circle Network is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women explore the stories of their lives. We are looking for women teachers/writers who want to share their passion for lifewriting by working with women (SCN members and non-members) in classes carried out on the Internet and via email.
If you are a skilled writer with experience in teaching memoir, journaling, life-based fiction, and other lifewriting forms online and are interested in joining our faculty, we'd like to hear from you.
We are now accepting proposals for these classes:
For an idea of the kind of courses we're interested in, check out our classes. See "What we're looking for" for additional possibilities. If you think you might like to teach in the program but want to check out an idea before you submit a proposal, please
We have previously offered four, six, and eight-week courses at basic and advanced levels in editing and proofreading, memoir writing, and memoir-to-fiction. We are now looking for interesting, creative ways to teach and learn the art of personal story, and especially for classes for more advanced writers. We are also looking for classes in fiction and poetry, taught by women who have published in these areas. Here are some possibilities we've thought of. We're sure you can think of others.
Student tuition is set by SCN and scaled according to the length of the course, content, instructor expertise and experience, and special requirements. SCN collects and retains 25% of tuition and pays the instructor the remaining 75%, half when the class begins, half on completion. Upon arrangement with SCN, the instructor may charge additional fees for special materials or other requirements; this nonrefundable fee will be collected from the students at the time of registration and paid to the instructor when the class begins. SCN may charge additional administrative fees that are not paid through to the instructor.
Please fill out the form below and click "Submit Online Writing Class Proposal." We'll read it carefully and ask you for additional information. If you are proposing a class you've already taught for us, please do use this form. However, you may omit the biographical information (last three text boxes; just put "same as before" in those fields).
Don't forget to make a copy for yourself. You can also print the screen that you will see after you submit your form—it will contain all the information you type on this page. We will reply to you as soon as possible.
Are you currently a dues-paying member of the Story Circle Network?
(People subscribing to our e-letter sometimes believe they are members when they are not. Membership is not required for your proposal to be evaluated, although it does suggest a familiarity with and commitment to SCN's mission.)
Where did you learn about this teaching opportunity?
Term for which you are proposing a class:
July 15-September 9, 2013September 16-November 11, 2013January 13-March 10, 2014March 17-May 12, 2014
Title of my proposed class:
Synopsis (2-3 sentence summary of class content, to be posted on your class web page. Check current offerings for examples):
Class description (3-4 sentences offering specifics of content, instruction methods, to be posted on your class web page. Check current offerings for examples.)
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
Will your class involve students' group participation (reading/responding to each other's writing, sharing stories with fellow students, posting photos, etc)? If yes, we will set up a Yahoo Group site for your use.
Instruction/communication methods. In the box below, describe the means by which you will deliver your instructional materials, receive students' written work, comment, and communicate. Please specify any materials you will require in addition to your instructional materials (i.e. books, printed matter, audio, or DVDs that the students must purchase).
Class outline, by unit.
Class dates. Tell us when your class will begin and when it will end.(See "Deadlines" above, where we have listed the start/end dates of our terms.
Start Date: (mm/dd/yyyyy)
End Date: (mm/dd/yyyyy)
Time commitment required from students (e.g. number of hours per lesson or per week):
Student skill-sets and software/hardware required (beginning, intermediate, advanced writing or computer skills; Word, Internet, email, printer, fax, etc.):
Maximum/minimum number of students (minimum: number below which you won't teach the course):
My brief resume, focussing on relevant teaching and writing experience. Please tell us specifically about any online teaching experience you've had. If online teaching is new to you, please tell us that. Do NOT include your corporate/professional/publication experience unless it is relevant to the course you are proposing. (If you prefer to email this, please
Note: you MUST put something into this text box, even if only the phrase "emailing resume."
My Internet experience, including classes taught, blogs, participation in listservs and email groups:
Brief bio that we may post on your class web page. See faculty listings for examples.
Questions about your proposal?
We will review your proposal and get back to you as soon as possible.