Monday Memoir Writers Group

Palmerston Library
560 Palmerston Avenue  Toronto, Ontario   416-393-7690

This memoir writers group meets every Monday that the library is open. We gather in a meeting room from 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm. There are usually up to a dozen of us attending and we welcome new-comers. What do we do?  We have a canister full of topics - our donated ideas for topics to write about. The stories usually relate to our lives as we are interested in writing memoirs.  At our meetings, when 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)

Monday Memoir Writers has a new location since May 2019.  In October the dates are 7, 21, 28.  These Monday meetings are 1:45-3:45 pm at the Palmerston Branch. The meeting room is downstairs. An elevator operated by a librarian is for those with accessible needs. Please arrive early for this accomodation.

For all who are planning to attend, please be on time if possible as we need to 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. This station is a little closer than the Christie station.

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 November 4, 2019