From Memory to Memoir
Encounter your inner writer
Overnight or Multi-day/weekend retreats: $50 fee. Day Retreat: $20. Fees may be applied to future retreats. The fees may be waived in event of extenuating circumstances. Contact Kateri at 925-837-9141 x315.
About the Event
Each of us has a unique, gripping, and heart-warming story. Your life, recorded in memoir, is a gift to the world. Whether you’re a beginning memoirist or need help organizing your memories, join us for a hands-on memoir retreat to encounter your inner writer. Prompts and group exercises will take you step by step through transforming your life tale into the written word. Bring your pen and notebook or laptop for a motivating and stimulating experience!
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you
~ Maya Angelou
About the Presenter(s)Shoshana Kobrin
“From an early age, I was awed by the written word. My future awaited me in the power of words, so a Master’s degree in literature at the University of South Africa was the next step. Interest in interracial dynamics led to a Master’s degree in psychology at John. F. Kennedy University in California. I became a psychotherapist, a university professor, and facilitated workshops and retreats professionally and in the community.
Then I moved from psychotherapy and wrote my first book, a how-to journaling guide. Four self-help books and collections of short stories and poetry followed. A how-to book on memoir writing was next. At the same time, I enjoyed the fulfilling experience of teaching creative writing to adults. Psychotherapy slots neatly into coaching memoir writing, which is now my focus. I’m here to help you with all aspects of writing your memoir.”