Writing Memoir

With award-winning author Jennifer Andrews

A 6-week course beginning July 1

Tuition: $250

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Jennifer Andrews, award-winning writer, founder of the Creative Nonfiction journal, Collision, and editor of Salt Magazine, The Pinch Journal and Fusion Magazine is teaming with Storyborne to offer a 12-hour course in memoir writing. This workshop is a unique opportunity for writers, would-be writers, or prospective writers.

Objective: This 6-week long, 12-hour intensive workshop, is designed to introduce writers to literary techniques used by fiction writers, poets and essayists alike, to compose work that is compelling, thoughtful, inspired and inspiring. In these workshops, you will use these same techniques to explore a truth, and in doing so, you will embark on the beginnings of a creative non-fiction piece—be it a memoir or an essay. 

Participants will read a works by Pulitzer Prize winning writers, participate in weekly editing sessions, writing exercises, and have a final one-on-one meeting (week 6) to prepare your piece for publication, or as a performance piece.

Meeting Schedule: Participants will meet once a week for two hours on Mondays 6-8 p.m. Classes will be held in Port Townsend at Aldrich’s Market and will begin on July 1st.

Fees/Registration: The tuition for this workshop series is $250. In addition, you will be asked to purchase the book, On Writing Well, and a reading packet, totaling no more than $30. Please contact Jennifer Andrews @ to register.

This will be an intense and rewarding experience requiring a high level of professionalism and commitment.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Andrews by sending an email to


Jennifer Andrews is an Assistant Professor of Writing at Berklee College of Music, and is currently working on a novel about her sister, entitled Proud Flesh. As a writing instructor at the Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies, she was Salt Magazine's editor, and at University of Pittsburgh, the founder of the award-winning CNF journal, COLLISION. Having written for a number of local and national magazines, journals and newspapers, her awards include the Columbia Scholarship Award for Creative Nonfiction, the New Millennium Writings Award for Creative Nonfiction XXXIV and XII, and the Society of Professional Journalists Award. In 2013, she was awarded the Berklee College of Music Steelgrass Residency. In the summer, she teaches writing classes at the Port Townsend School of Art, and there, finished her first children’s book, The Childfairy. She lives always by the water, and too, looks always for that inspired place, moment, story.