This advanced 6-week class invites students to wade more deeply into the process of writing their life stories and personal essays through the lens of heroic quest, building upon the foundation created during the original workshop.

Dates:
Nov 1, 2022 - Dec 6, 2022

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $375
Class Size: 8

Class will meet in a live, online format using the Zoom platform on Tuesdays for 6 sessions 6:30pm-8:30pm ET (Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec 6).

For those who have already taken Memoir as a Journey 1, this advanced 6-week class invites students to wade more deeply into the process of writing their life stories and personal essays through the lens of heroic quest, building upon the foundation created during the original workshop.

Pathway through a wooded forestWe will continue to look at archetypal influences; depict evolutionary character development arcs; examine the elements of polarity and conflict; highlight themes of transformation; and unravel the presence of purpose and meaning that shine through an individual life.

There will be weekly work sharing and feedback from the instructor and colleagues. In addition to the 2 hours of class time each week, students will have the opportunity to submit one piece of writing each week for instructor feedback. 

Students will also receive a half-hour independent, online session to discuss their work with the instructor, toward the latter part of the workshop.

Testimonials

“Teresa created a trusting environment which helped us all bond and share very personal stories.” – Lisa D.

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Instructor: Teresa Piccari

Teresa Piccari is a lover of the written word across all genres. She is a career journalist and columnist who also writes fiction and creative nonfiction. Piccari is at work on a poetry manuscript entitled Laying Down Armor. She has read at Tenants Harbor Poets and presented her nonfiction at events. Piccari has been helping people tell their fiction and nonfiction stories for more than 20 years through a diverse palette of workshops, including Memoir: Your Life Journey, Creative Writing Toolbox, Sensory Writing and Heroic Quest. A native Philadelphian, she has called coastal Maine home for 16 years.