October Classes begin on October 1st!

To enroll in these workshops you can email me at

or call me at 760.989.2232 for availability!

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Healing Heart Workshop
Tuesdays Oct 1, 8, 15, 22

9:30 – 11:00

The plot of every memoir is the memoirist’s quest to make meaning out of life experiences.  The goal of this workshop is to help you write the truth about your life, to create a memoir that helps you put unresolved conflicts behind you, help heal your past wounds, and help you find meaning, value and inspiration for your life.

Legacy: Childhood Memories
Tuesdays October 1, 8, 15, 22
11:30 – 1:00
By the end of the four weeks you will have so many vignettes of childhood stories to write your early years.  This class is jam packed full of great questions to write and think about it.  The majority of this class is spent writing and sharing memories to build up that section of your memoir.  This is a fun class that will jump start those childhood memories!
Memoir Block Structure #1 

Tuesdays October 1, 8, 15, 22
1:30 – 3:00
This is part of the workshop that I taught at the Big Bear Retreat.  I would recommend this class if you are interested in the fundamental building blocks for writing your memoir, putting childhood in memoir, how to use flashbacks in telling your story and the important use of a timeline construction of a memoir.  (If you are brand new to writing I would suggest starting with Healing Heart or Legacy Childhood or Write Your Life Series…those are all great starting points!)
Write Your Life Series #1   
Thursdays October 3, 10, 17, 24
11:30 – 1:00

I love this series…you will be filled full of wisdom when you take these classes!  This first four weeks we work on topics such as developing your mission statement, memory questions to plunge you into your memories, how to anchor your story, the people and places in our lives, holidays and history.  You will have opportunities to write in class and share and you will have a lot of great ideas for your memoir if you take this series!  

Summer Rewind 2013
Thursdays October 3, 10, 17, 24
1:30 – 3:00
Were you off having an amazing summer and wish you could have taken my summer offerings?  Well, no worries because summer rewind will bring back each class that was offered all summer.  This 4 week series will cover topics such as: Benefits of Journal Writing and Writing into your Pain,  Writing Towards a More Disciplined Writing Life, Developing your Writing Craft and Memoir, Journal Writing and Story Telling.

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"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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