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Restorative Writing Retreat for Memoirists with Jill Quist

May 16, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

$10 – $20


You are a memoirist. Memoirists write for different reasons. Some are on a journey of self-discovery; some need to make meaning from life’s many mysteries; some need to feel heard and understood; some need to know that they matter and writing is the only way they know to do that.

As you write your memoir, mining for memories to illustrate the story you need to tell, do you ever feel that your memories are controlling you–you’re not controlling your memories? Personal troubles and past traumas sweep over you and weigh you down. You feel you’re caught in an emotional rip tide, drowning in waves of violent feelings. You can’t remember the advice you were given as a kid—are you supposed to resist the rip tide or ride with it? This memoir stuff is tough! You are overwhelmed.

The Restorative Writing Retreat for Memoirists will guide you to:

  • process painful memories,
  • clear emotions stuck in your body,
  • release the damage of the past, and
  • replace your sense of overwhelm with confidence

With this workshop, you’ll feel empowered to tell your story in a way that will be understood by and resonate with your readers.

The workshop opens with a brief meditation, includes writing practice with prompts, and closes with optional 30-minute discussion about memoir writing.


Jill Quist is a wife, mother, writer, workshop leader, coach and an affiliate of Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA). She earned her BA in Creative Writing from New York University (NYU) and spent much of her professional life in corporate communications. Her work has been published in trade magazines, as well as The Villager (a local Greenwich Village paper), Her Stry, and Minerva Rising Press. She was also a semi-finalist in Tulip Tree Publishing’s contest, “Stories that Need to Be Told.” Recently retired from her corporate career, she has entered her “true” career of writing and coaching others. When she is not writing, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter Sophie in New York, Florida, Colorado, London or wherever their wanderlust takes us.


May 16, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
$10 – $20
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