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ONLINE MEMOIR WRITING with Gale Renee Walden

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Begin a memoir, essay, or poem based on a personal object


Join us online and bring an object or a picture of an object that has been handed down or given to you. If it’s an object that has some mystery to you, even better. You might bring a small statue, a Barbie doll, a picture. You might even bring a kitchen spatula. The object does not need to be a valuable object. It might be something you’ve often thought of getting rid of, but haven’t.

Questions to be thinking about as you choose your object: Who gave the object to you? Did someone else give the object to them? How far back can you trace the object? Have you ever done any research on the object?

We’ll use the objects as springboards for starting a memoir, or creating an essay or poem.

Tuition for this 2.5 hour workshop is $55. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member, please click here. To register online for this workshop, please click here. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.

Please note: registration closes on Friday, August 21! To register after this date, please call 920.868.1457. You will receive an email with information on how to join via Zoom two to three days prior to the class.


Gale Renee Walden is a high school teacher, a poet and fiction writer who lives in Urbana, Illinois. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in several literary magazines including the Antioch Review, the Mid-American Review, A Room of One’s Own, and Fiction Magazine.  She works with youth and elderly teaching community writing workshops. Her poetry has appeared in multiple literary magazines including the Harvard Review, Rhino, Spoon River Quarterly, and Laurel Review. She is the author of two books of poetry, Same Blue Chevy, Northwestern University Press, and Where the Time Goes, Gus/Gus Press. She has been awarded residencies at Ragdale and VCCA. She often teaches workshops at Write By The Lake in Madison, Wisconsin and has taught in the University of New Orleans low residency program. Her work has been anthologized by University of Iowa Press, Vanderbilt University Press, and University of New Mexico Press. She has recently won the Nancy Zafris short story fellowship at the Porches, and also the Kentucky Women Writers tenacious woman’s fellowship.


August 22
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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