Writers over 50 will broaden their mastery of the memoir form and discover new ways to present the facts of their lives.

Writing a memoir after the age of 50 can be a great way to take stock, whether you’re writing to get published, leave a record for your friends and family, or simply clarify the past for your own edification.

Unlike novels, short stories and poems, the memoir requires a writer to stick to the truth, the actual sequence of events as they happened, the hard facts and figures of their lives. But memoir writers, just like the authors of those more freewheeling genres, still need a strong narrator and compelling narrative technique.

This six-week online workshop is open to all writers over the age of 50 who are interested in writing their memoir. Each week we’ll do close readings of memoirs written by writers over 50, spanning a wide range of narrators and narrative approaches. Then you’ll try these narrative approaches with your own material, broadening your mastery of the memoir form and discovering new ways to present the facts of your life.


Writers Studio Teacher

Peggy Stone

Peggy Stone is a writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area, who writes poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir. After a legal career representing adults and youth in the criminal justice and foster care systems, she turned her full attention to her passion for writing. Currently, she is writing a memoir focused on intergenerational trauma, loss, and redemption. When not reading and writing, she volunteers with community organizations and loves exploring the mountains, baking, and spending time with her family.

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