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Women's Museum of California

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future

Writing Life Stories Workshop

Writing Life Stories Workshop


Event Date:
Thursday, January 11 2018

What is the event about?

Writing Life Stories Workshop

Gain insight about how the guided autobiography process works. After an exercise and priming questions,  you will write. You then share this story with the supportive group. Rather than offer critiques, fellow students give only encouragement. Confidentiality is required. No writing experience is necessary.

1-day workshop (2 1/2 hours) $50, Invite-A-Friend and get 50% off. (This is a Special Institution Price as Barbara is now a Community Partner of The Women's Museum of CA.)

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What is Writing Life Stories? Students take Writing Life Stories classes to leave a legacy for loved ones and learn more about themselves. Unlike in memoir classes, participants write quickly and easily about carefully chosen themes. Barbara uses a method taught for over 30 years to thousands of college students, professionals and retirees. Participants then share their stories with a supportive group. 

This is not a craft class that generates critiques, but rather a guided autobiography class offering encouraging feedback. Extensive research reveals that while on this exploration and after sharing their stories, students gain increased resilience and self-confidence, more compassion for others and a greater appreciation for life. For more information, go to writinglifestories.com.


Barbara Field is a writer, ghostwriter, corporate marketer, instructor and keynote speaker. She worked for CBS, Harcourt Brace and UC San Diego. She was regional manager of The Op Ed Project and a mentor for the Afghan Women's Writing Project. She published widely and her novel won a Writer’s Digest fiction award. She is a community partner with The Women’s Museum of San Diego and graduated from Barnard College/Columbia University.