Memoir Writing Workshop with Maureen McNeil

January 26, 2021
February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021

6:30 pm via Zoom

To register: Email or call 518-851-7120
Upon registration a Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event


Join Maureen McNeil via Zoom for a 5-week, one hour memoir writing workshop designed for participants of all levels, ages and backgrounds.

The first week participants will be asked to bring one page of writing to share. Assignments will focus on practicing innate storytelling skills such as the five senses, imagination, memory and emotions.

Essential questions and how to approach a personal story will be discussed, including finding a unique voice, framing a story, character development and editing skills.


Free but a $5 donation per class via paypal is appreciated.

Maureen McNeil is a Claverack writer, artist and social justice advocate. She has created and/or taught writing workshops with NYC Public Schools, Girls Write Now, Woodstock Day School, Prison Public Memory Project, NYC Alzheimer’s Association, the Hudson Area Library, and U.S. prisoners in partnership with PEN America. McNeil’s poetry and fiction is published in Puget Sound Quarterly, Black Bear Review, Manhattan Poetry Review, Rhino, Mothering Magazine, The Literary Review, the Woodstock Journal, and in several online magazines and blogs. She is the author of two books: Red Hook Stories, a collection about the Brooklyn neighborhood in the 1980s; and Dear Red, The Lost Diary of Marilyn Monroe, A Work of Fiction. McNeil has worked in arts and culture in NYC for two decades, as Director of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Director of Education at the Anne Frank Center, and as Executive Director of the Josephine Herrick Project.  She holds a BA in English Literature and an MS in Nonprofit Management.