A One-Day Writing Workshop by members of 

The Hudson Valley Women Writers Group.  


THURSDAY: April 20th -  12:45 pm – 3:15 pm


The Workshop theme will be "REVISITING MEMOIR"  



The Workshop will be in-person, and indoors at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation building, located off Route 212 in Saugerties, NY 12477. 


The deadline to Register for the Spring semester is Monday, April 3rd.  - Early registration is always helpful!    


Information on how to Register is included in their online Catalog.  Here's the link to their website:  http://www.lifespringsaugerties.com


(The Spring semester is open to current Lifespring members (2022-23) only, and is included in the annual membership fee.)


Click here to view the Courses.


Limited Enrollment!



This workshop will focus in depth on approaches to memoir writing. Writing can be in poetry or in prose. 


The Presenters will discuss techniques of memoir writing and explore some selected readings and examples of this genre. 


There will be time for writing activities and sharing and commenting on work.  The extended time of the workshop will allow for more sharing and gaining extensive feedback.


Each person should bring several copies of their writing, and we will work in pairs or groups of three depending on the number of participants.


Those participants from the fall 2022 workshop may bring drafts of their memoir pieces written in or outside of the class. We welcome new participants who want to develop skills in writing memoir!


Workshop Leaders -


Jan Zlotnik Schmidt, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita, was Creative Writing Director in the English Department at SUNY New Paltz. She has published three chapbooks and three volumes of poetry, as well as several anthologies of memoir and women’s writing.


Mary K O’Melveny, a retired labor rights lawyer, has been published in many journals including Into the Void, Split Rock Review, and West Texas Review and was a finalist in several national and international poetry competitions. She has published a chapbook and two volumes of poetry.


Tana Miller, a retired elementary school teacher with extensive experience conducting Whole Language and reading workshops during her thirty-year career as a teacher, has been published in several feminist and literary journals.


Kappa Waugh, a retired Reference Librarian, has been writing since she was a child, and she has had her work published in several literature anthologies as well as journals, blogs, and magazines.


Coordinator - Prudence Garcia-Renart