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Memoir Writing

There are many reasons to write a memoir. Maybe you want to leave stories about your life for your children. Maybe you want to write the stories your family left you, so that they will not be forgotten. Maybe you want to figure out, for yourself, what your life has meant. Perhaps, though, you don’t know where to begin.

The Osher Memoir Writing Group is a supportive group that will offer writing suggestions to help you get started, and advice and feedback to keep you going. This is not a group that will focus on publication; rather, each month, we’ll discuss different writing techniques, and offer short assignments as writing prompts.

Because of the necessity to create a small, intimate environment for this work, this group is currently at capacity. However, we would love to hear from you if you are interested in helping create and possibly lead a new group. Please email Lynn Blankman at

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