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Insider Workshop: "Write from Your Heart: An Introduction to Memoir Writing" with Susan Shankin and Sara Volle

  • Saturday, September 10, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • The Mizell Center, 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262


  • Premium Members attend free. Includes free entry to all General Speaker Meetings, Insider Workshops and Writing Labs for the year. You must be logged in to access the discount.
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  • Not a member yet? Please consider joining for $75.00/year to get all the discounts offered. If you join before registering, you will save $75.00 on this workshop alone.
  • Limited to the first 10 members who sign up.

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Insider Workshop

First ten members to sign up for each workshop get in for $50.00. Not a member yet? Please consider joining for $75.00/year. If you join before registering, you will save $75.00 on this workshop alone.

Write from Your Heart: An Introduction to Memoir Writing with Susan Shankin and Sara Volle

Susan Shankin is a successful publisher, creative director, and book designer. She guides authors through the publishing process, from concept to finished product, and ongoing marketing. Her services include idea development, project management, design, marketing, promotion, and distribution. Susan has been a publisher for more than a decade and worked in the industry three times as long. She is known for her exceptional creative ability, unrelenting commitment to excellence, and expertise in all aspects of publishing.

Sara Volle offers professional editing and writing coaching services. She specializes in memoir coaching and works closely with clients to achieve excellence at all stages of the writing process. Sara works in higher education and has co-taught college-level writing courses. She has a B.A. in English Literature and a Master’s degree in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition.

Description of talk:

We all have a story to tell. Explore the fundamentals of memoir writing and learn about strategies for launching your book project from idea to completion.

Topics include: 

  • Why write a memoir? 
  • Mapping turning points and themes from key events in your life
  • Elements of a great scene
  • You've finished your manuscript. Now what? 

This workshop will incorporate several hands-on activities, time for sharing, and Q&A with the facilitators


Unable to attend, no problem, all registrants will receive a video replay of this presentation. Please allow up to 48 hours after the event to receive your video replay.

To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time. To cancel your registration, go to and click on the blue icon at the top right of any page. Enter user name and password and click "LOG IN". On the next screen click "My event registrations". Select event and cancel registration. 

Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. 

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Event Contact: Eduardo Santiago

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