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A memoir can connect you to others in a vibrant and real way—through story.

Writing a memoir helps you find your voice, tell your story, and reach out to others. You start thinking about your memories, moments that make you feel young again, wondering: what is the legacy I’m leaving behind? Find your voice and tell your story. Learn about the benefits NAMW has to offer.

What’s New at NAMW


Your Inspiration

6 Tuesdays: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
4pm Pacific | 7pm Eastern

6-week intensive with Brooke Warner &
Linda Joy Myers that includes in-class writing and feedback, and an optional (add-on required) weekly Sharing Circle.

Price: $399

Price with sharing circle: $450



Annie Ernaux
A 4-Week Study in Memoir

4 Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23
4pm PT | 7pm ET

Class 1. Happening (May 2)
Class 2. The Years (May 9)
Class 3. A Girl’s Story (May 16)
Class 4. Getting Lost (May 23)

Price: $149


Kay Adams – January Member Event

Kay Adams – January Member Event

New Year, New Journal Five Ways to Jump-Start A Writing Practice in 2023 With Kay Adams, Center for Journal Therapy January 27, 2023 11 AM PST | 12 PM MST | 1 PM CST | 2 PM EST Every January writers—and non-writers—create intentions for their writing. And then, as...

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February Virtual Book Club

February Virtual Book Club

Deborah Weiss Available As Is: Reinvention After Loss February 9, 2023 4 PM PST | 5 PM MST | 6 PM CST | 7 PM EST In April of 2013, I lost my husband of 32 years. Soon after my loss, I enrolled in a writing class. Initially, I was looking for community and writing had...

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Danise Payne: Featured NAMW Member

Danise Payne: Featured NAMW Member

Danise Payne Elbows in My Ears: My Life with Little People, Tigers, and Wardrobe Trunks The Bay Area, California, at the twilight of 1977. A pachyderm fills the doorway at the Oakland Coliseum, a massive edifice surrounded by a sea of concrete. A tiger’s roar cuts the...

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Writing for Healing

Writing stories heals body and soul and is a powerful way to integrate and change our perspective about the past.

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Below are previews of the latest Member Events. The full audio for these NAMW Member events are available at the Members’ area.

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