Monday Memoir Writers Group

Lillian H. Smith Library
239 College Street  Toronto, Ontario   416-393-7746

This memoir writers group meets every Monday that the library is open. We meet in the smaller of the lower level meeting rooms from 2pm - 4pm. There are usually 10 to 12 of us attending and we welcome new-comers. What do we do?  We have a canister full of topics - our donated ideas.  At our meetings, a topic is taken from the collection and we all write for about 15 minutes. We then read what we've written to the group.  Positive remarks and our shared experiences are interspersed with the readings.

We manage to do two topics - one for each hour - if the group is very small - we might do three topics. Depending on the size of the group, we have time to talk about new ideas along with the readings.  We date the topic cards used and archive them - see our Topic List below for that.  We also exchange tips, ideas for resources and recommended reading material. (Resource List and Book Lists)

Special Announcement!  NO meetings at Lillian H. Smith Library in September 2019. That branch will be undergoing renovations. Monday Memoir Writers has an alternate location for September 9, 16, 23, 30. These Monday meetings are 1:45-3:45 pm at the Palmerston Branch. The meeting room is downstairs. There is an elevator that is kindly operated by a librarian for those with accessible needs. Please arrive early for this.

For all who are planning to attend, please be on time if possible as we must be out of this meeting room by 3:45 for the next group. This library is two blocks west of Bathurst for those using TTC. There is an elevator at Bathurst station or if you prefer stairs you may enjoy the Markham exit.

Topic List - what we've written about  since September, 2010.

Resource List - reading and web links related to writing memoirs.

Book Lists -  Memoirs - links about memoirs and memoirs recommended by members of our writers' group.

Please join us.... in between meetings, to suggest writing resources or memoirs to read please contact:
Dr. Selia Karsten

updated August 22, 2019