From Truth to Art - Memoir Course

with Joan Rose Staffen

4 Weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings

6:00-8:00pm Oct 22th - Nov 12th, 2019


Memoir—Finding Your Life Through Writing
“Writing is our second chance at life.” Jane McDonnell

This class will be for those interested in writing about their lives whether in poetry or prose form. We will investigate the world of memoir, envision our project, write short pieces, organize, and share our work. By the end of the four weeks you will be encouraged and enliven and have started an amazing journey of writing and knowing yourself at a deeper level. Come join us in on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm, Oct 22 -Nov 12, 2019. Small group of 5-12 participants.

Held at  the Catamaran Studio at the Tannery Arts Center

1050 River St., Studio #118, Santa Cruz, California.


Joan Rose is a writer, artist, and creative coach dedicated to assisting others rediscover their purpose, stay on their life path, and complete their creative projects. A facilitator of the Julia Cameron’s Artist Way for fifteen years, she helps her clients recover, visualize, plan, and actualize their dreams. She is the author of The Book of Pendulum Healing (2018), Swimming the Inner Ocean (memoir and story) and Catching You, Catching Me, Catching Fire, (a book of poetry.) For more information please see her website at