Category Archives: Memoirists

Goodbye to All That: My Class of 2012/13 Moves On

Every June another group of my memoir students takes to the podium for our end-of-year reading.  It always amazes me how much progress they’ve made in their time in the Memoir certificate program through the UW’s Professional & Continuing Education … Continue reading

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Theo’s Summer Reading Recommendations

Interested in learning more about personal narrative and memoir? Here are some books you might want to read: Barrington, Judith. Writing the Memoir.Eighth Mountain Press, 2002. Goldberg, Natalie. Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir. Free Press, … Continue reading

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Where I’ve Been Lately

Hi Readers–if I still have readers–please, tell me I do, I loathe blog posts that begin with how guilty the blogger feels for a great absence from blogging–so I won’t fall into that trap here, but it has been a … Continue reading

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Candace Walsh Dishes on Licking the Spoon

It’s book launch week for my friend and writing ally Candace Walsh as her yummy, page- turning memoir, Licking the Spoon, hits bookstores everywhere. Many of you may know Candace’s work already; the brilliant essay collection Ask Me About My … Continue reading

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The Scoop on the Classes at Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat

“We get the work done on the ground level. And the kindest thing I can do for you is to tell you to get your ass on the floor. I know it’s hard to write, darling. But it’s harder not … Continue reading

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Theo Hosts Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat in the Cascade Mountains

Hi All, Big news! I’m hosting the Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat, a memoir writers’ retreat in the Washington’s Cascade Mountains, March 15th-17th.  The keynote speaker for the memoir extravaganza will be Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild (read my post about … Continue reading

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Theo Talks to Mike Medberry, Author of ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Fifteen years ago, Mike Medberry and I studied fiction writing together in the University of Washington’s MFA program.  Not long after that  Mike and another writer from our program, Doug Schnitzspahn, were hiking with a friend in the Craters of … Continue reading

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