Memoir Programs: Telling the Story of Your Life

The Indiana Writers Center believes that everybody has a story worth telling, and our memoir classes and projects are designed to help people of all ages and background to tell theirs, using a curriculum that helps them identify meaningful moments, see them in their mind’s eyes, and bring them alive on the page in vivid, compelling scenes.

Classes are taught by a variety of IWC instructors and, occasionally, by guest teachers who specialize in memoir. Projects serve particular audiences, such as senior citizens, veterans, juvenile offenders, and special needs moms.

View our current memoir class offerings here or contact us for more information about how we can help you develop a memoir project to meet the needs of your organization.

Past Projects

Flanner House Memoir Project

2009 Girls’ School Memoir Project

Returning: Stories from the Indianapolis Senior Center (2012)

Wheeler Mission Center for Homeless Women & Children

Women Veterans, in partnership with Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

The Julian Center Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence

Asante Children’s Theatre

Gender Nexus

“The world happens twice: once what we see it as, second it legends itself deep, the way it was.” – William Stafford

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