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Telling the Story of Loss

A 6-Week Online Memoir Writing Class

Join New York Times Best-Selling authors, Tembi Locke (From Scratch) and Claire Bidwell Smith (The Rules of Inheritance, After This: When Life Is Over Where Do We Go?, and Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief) for a live online course on memoir-writing for individuals experiencing grief and loss.

This focus has been the cornerstone of Tembi and Claire’s work and they created this 6-week course to share what they have learned through writing and publishing. The goal is to help you jumpstart, further or complete your own projects. This course is for beginners and more experienced writers.

Writing about grief is one of the most powerful ways to explore your loss and find ways to heal. You can be brand new to writing or ready to finish and publish a book. We will cover the full spectrum of what it means to dive in and explore your story, in a safe, compassionate, and nurturing environment. We will cover everything from structure and narrative to self-care while moving through grief-writing, to the publishing industry and how to find an agent.


Topics covered during the course:

  • Where to begin your memoir?
  • Tools for retracing and harnessing memories
  • Writing about the people in your life (today and those who have transitioned)
  • How to take care of yourself when writing about trauma
  • Road to Publishing
  • Seeing it through!

This 6-week course runs from

October 5th - November 9th!

During the course you will receive:

  • Six 1-hour live teaching calls with Tembi and Claire on Saturday mornings, 8am PST/ 11am EST (replay recording will be provided)
  • Live Q&A opportunity at the end of each call—you’ll have the chance to speak with Claire and Tembi one-on-one
  • Weekly assignments that align with the topics covered during the Saturday calls to propel your writing project forward
  • Mid-week check-in discussion posts to help you stay on track and connect with your fellow students
  • Private Online Classroom with discussion space, call replays, and course materials

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This 6 week course starts on October 5, 2019 and runs until November 9, 2019!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.

If you have any questions please email [email protected] or [email protected]

This course is not open for enrollment.