Summer Classes 2012

Super Summer Saturdays

Led by Tammy L. Coia

Summer classes are held at Heritage Palms Country Club and the cost is $65.00 which includes all workshop materials and a delicious lunch and lots of great ideas to make you an even better writer!   All levels of writers are welcome, these workshops are brand new and I guarantee you will walk away with lots of material to make your writing even better!

Saturday, June 30 from 10 am – 2 pm

Cost is $65.00 register by emailing me at

The Memoirist’s Personal Essay

The personal essay is a gentle art, an idiosyncratic combination of the author’s discrete sensibilities and the endless possibilities of meaning and connection.  The essay is graceful, wise, and always surprising.  The essay invites extreme playfulness and almost endless flexibility.

Or as Annie Dillard has written of the essay form:

“There’s nothing you cannot do with it; no subject matter is forbidden, no structure is proscribed.  You get to make up your own structure every time, a structure that arises from the materials and best contains them.  The material is the world itself, which, so far, keeps on keeping on.”

Each of us has a miraculous mind full of associations, ideas, and richly remembered experiences.  Let me guide you to tips and ideas to capture them and record them the best way possible!


Coming soon: July 14 summer workshop!

"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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