Traveling Memoir Coach this summer!

This summer I am taking my “show” on the road!  I am thrilled and excited to be traveling up through northern California and up through Oregon and Washington.  Are you aware that if I am in your area  you can schedule me to come and teach my wonderful workshops in your home.  Just invite at least 5 of your friends and I will come and present to your group!  These workshops are each 2 hours in length and the cost for the workshop including all workshop material is only $35.00 per person.  If you live up in northern California, Oregon or Washington, email me so I can give you some dates as to when I will be in your area!

Here is a list of my workshops that I take on the road:

Telling your Truths#1: This workshop focuses on defining your memoir, practical ways to get started, the form of your memoir and the what, why and how of your truth.

Telling your Truths #2: This workshop focuses on developing a scene, summary and musing, how to move around in time, using your senses and naming names.

Telling your Truths #3: This workshop will teach about ethics in writing, doing the inner work and grounding your story and myths surrounding writers.

The Zen of Memoir Writing: This workshop will cover 6 thoughts on memoir insights into many of life’s endeavors.

The Ethical Will Class: An ethical will is a tool that enables you to address the question, what do I want my loved ones to know?  It has been said that ethical wills are the windows into the souls who write them.

Journaling for Beginners and Cowards: This workshop will explore the various aspects of why journaling is a fantastic tool to personal growth and enhancing your creativity.

Reflective Journaling: This workshop teaches what reflective journaling is all about.  We will discuss that the process of reflection is a willingness to challenge your own assumptions and previously held views.

Authenticity: Writing from your Heart: In this workshop we will explore finding your writer’s voice and how to write from a more authentic point of view.

Writer’s Workshop: Childhood Memories: In this hands-on workshop we will work on developing vignettes that will focus on memories from childhood.

Writer’s Workshop: Teen/Young Adult Memories: In this hands-on workshop we will work on developing vignettes that will focus on teen and young adult memories.

Writer’s Workshop: Adult Memories: In this hands-on workshop we will work on developing vignettes that will focus on various decades of your adult life.


Your Memoir: This is a 3 hour workshop.  This workshop is 30 pages of material and the cost per person is only $50.00 per person.  This workshop  will focus on a variety of topics such as:

  • How to bring your story to life
  • What memoir is really all about
  • Narrative techniques in memoir writing
  • Enhancing your memoir with some investigation
  • How to be a compelling character in your own life story
  • How to start writing a personal story and keep it moving
  • Polish your writing abilities and improve the quality of your work


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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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