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 small - we do three. Depending on the size of the group, we have time to talk about new ideas along with the readings.  Members may also bring along other memoir writing they have done in case we have time to listen.  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)

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 February 20, 2019