From Truth to Art - Memoir Course

with Joan Rose Staffen

Weekly on Wednesday evenings 6:00-8:00, Nov 8-29

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.

We will be using the text, Writing the Memoir, by Judith Barrington. Please purchase the text and read the first chapter before the first class.

Come join us in November, Wednesdays, 6-8pm, November 8-29th, 2017 at the Catamaran Literary Center at the Tannery Arts, 1050 River St., Studio #118, Santa Cruz, California.


Joan Staffen

Joan Rose Staffen is the author of five books on memoir, spirituality, and poetry that have helped others discover their inner journey, heal, and transform their lives. Her memoir, Through Love, tells of Joan Rose’s spiritual journey of heart ache, self-discovery and love. She teaches classes in “Memoir—Finding Your Life Through Writing,” “The Artist Way,” and “Painting from the Heart.” She has been a guest on the Monterey radio show “In the Company of Angels,”  “Let’s Date” television in Santa Cruz, and co-hosted “The Transformation Station” in Monterey, California. Joan Rose is dedicated to assisting others to heal their lives, rediscover their purpose, and stay on their life path.