This is a memoir-writing course for people at the beginning stages of writing their stories. It is for those who: keep hearing from friends and family that they need to write about their lives, have the best stories to tell at parties, want to start putting the book they've been "writing in their head" to paper, and want feedback from other like-minded aspiring writers in an active group class setting, as well as guidance from a professional writer. Classes will consist of writing prompts, weekly group feedback on writing submissions, and thematic lessons from the instructor. By the end of the course, students will have a story or two on paper as an outline, rough notes, or a writing submission from which to draw further inspiration. | Active participation.