Workshop: Memoir Writing

Crafting Memoir: How to Outline Your Own Hero's Journey

How do you write a successful, complete story arc about a life you're still living? Award-winning author and writing coach Tammy Letherer will teach you how to build a powerful outline for your memoir using the Hero's Journey, a story form based on Joseph Campbell's monomyth The Hero with a Thousand Faces. In this workshop: You’ll see why and how you are the hero of your story (and how to own that on the page!) You’ll understand each stage of the Hero’s Journey and, through discovery questions, know which life events belong in your memoir. You’ll learn the most common mistakes memoir writers make and how to avoid them. This workshop is for anyone who wants to write memoir, whether you are just beginning or have a complete first draft.

Workshop Details
The workshop will be held at from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan, Conference Room 401.
The cost to attend:

  • $20 for CWA Members & English and Creative Writing Department Staff
  • $15 for Students with I.D. $30 for Non-Members Lunch will be served.

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Tammy Letherer’s Bio: Tammy Letherer is an author and writing coach. She holds a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and has enjoyed a long and varied writing career. She is the author of the memoir The Buddha at My Table, and the novel Hello Loved Ones. The Buddha at My Table was named a finalist in the 2018 Best Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. It also earned Gold Medals from the Living Now Book Awards and the Human Relations Indie Book Awards. Read Tammy’s blogs on Huffington Post, Grok Nation, Eden Magazine, Brazen Women, and more. Visit her at

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