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Memoir Writing Workshop

Learn How to Write Your Own Story

  • Date: 09/13/2017 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm  
  • Location: Conference Room
    1000 Avocado Avenue
    Newport Beach, California 92660
  • Introduction: Join this workshop to create, write and share your story under the direction of writer and experienced workshop instructor Jean Ardell.


Local author Jean Ardell has been teaching memoir writing courses for 20 years in places such as the University of California Extension at Irvine, the Blue Ribbon Schools Foundation, and the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. Jean has come to understand that there is no ordinary life and she believes that each of us has the power to bear witness to what it has taken to survive into adulthood, to struggle towards authenticity, and to record the dramas of our lives.




  • Six Wednesday evenings: September 6th - October 11th
  • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Conference Room, Newport Beach Central Library
  • 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Class is limited to 12 students.  Reservations required.
  • Tuition: $250

 Information and Registration:                                                        or  949.717.3818


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