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Like it or not, when it comes to writing memoir, you are a hero — the one without whom there would be no story. We’ll explore the notion of the hero’s journey as it pertains to our own lives and identify our own types (Tragic? Anti-? Unwilling?). We will think, talk, and write our way toward accepting ourselves as heroes on the page. You’ll leave with tons of ideas and notes for your memoir, be it in-progress or not-yet-begun.
Wilson Diehl’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Babble, Fit Pregnancy, The Seattle Times, Seattle Metropolitan, Teachers & Writers Magazine, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Iowa and has been teaching writing since 2000. She’s currently working on a collection of personal essays about the hazards of marriage and motherhood. You can find more on her website, Not Quite What I Expected.