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Creating a Safe and Nurturing Environment

In my writing workshops, I create an environment that is nurturing and safe. I am dedicated to rigor and excellence and encourage writers to become fearless in the pursuit of the unique beauty and truth of their story.

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Working with Marita Golden was a major turning point in my life as a writer. She saw things in my work that I didn't see myself, and she guided me with the unmistakable skill of a true master. But more importantly, she saw things in me as a writer--as the person I am--that I had yet to claim. She helped and continues to help me toward full confidence in my vision. My voice is stronger and clearer because of her support.
Sarah Trembath
Author of This Past Was Waiting for Me and It Was the Scarlet that Did It

Write Regularly With Confidence

Becoming a skilled writer unleashes demons, doubt, fears and anxieties for which writers are often unprepared. Many who want to write fear they lack the talent or tenacity required of the dedicated writer. I lead workshops where these subjects are not taboo, are discussed openly and where writers find and create community. Through writing exercises inspired by my many years as a master teacher, participants break through the psychological barriers that cripple their attempts to write with regularity and confidence.


If it is necessary to cancel a workshop, participants will be notified via email before the first day of class. If a class is canceled, registrants will be given the option to receive a full refund or they can use their payment as credit toward another workshop. This credit must be used within one year of the original payment. If you need to cancel your registration you will receive a credit that can be used toward another workshop. Contact [email protected]. This credit must be used within one year of the original payment. No credits or refunds are given for missed classes.

Whether you have completed a manuscript or you are still writing, if your goal is to find an audience for your work you need to know how the publishing industry works. How to Get Published: What You Need to Know Now is a seminar that will guide you through the daunting world of agents, publishers, book promotion, and social media. Whether you are looking for an agent, considering independently publishing your book, or simply want to crack the code of how publishing works,  you will get your questions answered. 

This Very Special Event brings together a widely published author of nonfiction,  a top New York literary agent and a consultant specializing in indie publishing and marketing who has worked with many successful independently published authors. 

Don’t miss this program that I designed especially for you.

Saturday, June 8

12 to 3 pm EST

1 Zoom Session

Tuition: $199


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I’ll call on my forty years of experience as an award-winning author, teacher of writing, and literary consultant as I engage my guests in conversation and answer your questions about current publishing industry trends.

You’ll Meet: 

Danielle Chiotti is an agent with Upstart Crow Literary Agency. Danielle has worked in publishing for over twenty years. Formerly an editor she joined Upstart Crow when it was founded in 2009. She specializes in upmarket and literary fiction, young adult and middle-grade fiction as well as select nonfiction.

Jodi M. Savage is the author of the essay collection The Death of a Jaybird Essays on Mothers and Daughters and the Things They Leave Behind published in 2023 by Harper Perennial. Her essays have appeared in Huffington Post, Catapult, WSQ Journal and elsewhere.

Tracy Chiles McGhee is the visionary founder of My Published Book, dedicated to amplifying women’s voices through indie publishing and marketing. As a writer and publishing consultant, Tracy works to bring compelling women’s narratives to life and providing them with a global platform. She is an award-winning multi-genre writer of fiction and nonfiction and the author of the novel Melting the Blues.

You want to write the story of your life. I’ll show you how.

From Sojourner Truth to Maya Angelou to Assata Shakur Black women have a long tradition of writing about their lives as a form of witness. Today Black women are writing their way into artistry, creativity, and wisdom as they explore and recreate the meaning of the lives they have lived. Are you ready to be part of that tradition? 

This workshop for Black women writing memoirs will provide you with a safe and nurturing space to write the story of your life.

September 2024 to February 2025

(Wednesday evenings)

September 11, 26 | October 16, 30 | November 13, 26 | December 11, 18 | January 8, 22 | February 5, 19

6 pm to 8 pm EST

12 Zoom Sessions


Registration Opens June 2024

You’ll get: 

  • Professional guidance to write your story with power and skill
  • A supportive community of Black women writers on the same journey
  • A reading list of classic memoirs by Black women writers from Audre Lorde and Victoria Chambers to Natasha Tretheway. We’ll read these books together and study them for themes and writing style
  • Regular writing assignments
  • Regular discussion of your writing in the workshops
  • We’ll meet twice monthly for writing workshops and group discussions of your narrative submission
  • You will have an individual coaching session with me
  • You will get my regular written evaluation of your writing
  • You will meet and get to query Literary Agent Cherisse Fisher in a Zoom interview
  • Workshop discussion of your writing will enhance and broaden your understanding of your story
  • I will provide a written evaluation of your final writing project: A submission of up to forty pages from your memoir
  •  This six-month Memoir Intensive September 2024-February 2025

This Workshop Intensive will: 

  • Provide you with a supportive community
  • Grow and enhance your writing skills
  • Give you an inside look at how the publishing world works  


Tuition: $2,497

(payments can be made in one payment or in three payments)

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