Purposeful memoir aligns the personal, political and planetary

Purposeful memoir explores how our personal experience has been shaped by our interactions with the communities around us, as well as by the natural world of which we are a part. Taking the full measure of your past enables you to better understand your present, and to step more intentionally into the future you desire. The contemplative practice of purposeful memoir is for everyone—not just for those who want to publish!

It's your life...and you are the one you've been waiting for!

Why wait any longer? Get your free Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir writing prompts and start the magic! To go deeper, get your copy of my award-winning writer's guide, "The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir." Check out my calendar for upcoming in-person workshops, or get in touch to book me for one-on-one consulting--first meeting free!
Workshops: Learn to Write Purposeful Memoir

Workshops: Learn to Write Purposeful Memoir

This is what I love most -- guiding others on their writing explorations. I offer writing classes and workshops throughout the year, specializing in memoir, personal essay and creative nonfiction, for people of all ages.

Invite me to your retreat center, conference, university or organization, and let me share with you what I know about the importance of doing the inner work that leads to a healthier, more vital presence in the world.


Or work with me at your own pace, from home, with my new online course in purposeful memoir!

Latest Books: A Writer's Guide and a New Memoir

Latest Books: A Writer's Guide and a New Memoir

"Warm and informal, this month-by-month guide to writing memoir, winner of the 2017 Nautilus Award, is like having an experienced writing coach at your elbow. With a year’s worth of thought-provoking, carefully structured writing prompts and essays on craft, Jennifer offers guidance and companionship for the aspiring memoirist, encouraging you to dig deep into the storehouse of your memories to share the wisdom that only life experience can bring."

Plus, my new memoir ... What I Forgot….and Why I Remembered. "An honest, lyrical and hard-hitting memoir."

One-on-One Consulting

One-on-One Consulting

Looking for more in-depth support for your memoir-writing? I have many years of experience in working with writers at all stages of the writing journey. I'll give you a careful reading, a thoughtful response, and suggestions you're sure to find useful--always offering encouragement and positive feedback that will keep you inspired and help you build momentum in your writing life.

I'm able to work with several people each year. If this sounds like just the coaching you've been looking for, let's touch base!

Join me in the circle

Join me in the circle

I’ve been leading writing workshops and coaching writers one-on-one for 30 years -- and I’d love to guide you on your own writing journey.

No matter your age or experience level, you can write a purposeful memoir that will move and inspire others. We’re all on this elemental journey together, and my goal as a writer, teacher, author coach and editor is to nourish and support your voice and your vision, for the benefit of us all.

I invite you to join me in the writers' circle ...

I lead writing workshops throughout the year, or you can use my books and free writing prompts to work at your own pace.

What people are saying about my workshops

As a college professor of writing and literature for 30 years, I'm an expert in leading classes and writing workshops. It's a pleasure to share my expertise with individuals and groups through my writing workshops, classes and weekend retreats. Let's write together soon!

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