Cleaning House: Inner–Seeking for Memoir Writing – Spring 2023

For those thinking about writing a memoir, or already working on one, join renowned memoirist and writer Sallie Bingham for a two-day seminar designed to explore the process from beginning to end. We will talk about everything—from the initial decision to write a memoir to the total honesty the process requires. From there we’ll dig deeper into critical first steps, outlining, defining context, and much more. We will read and discuss excerpts from several memoirs. We will end with endings, of course, and send you home with a deeper understanding of both your process and your story.

Sallie Bingham is an American author, playwright, poet, teacher, feminist activist, and philanthropist who has taught workshops in memoir at the Carnegie Center, The Taos Writing Center, and other venues over the past ten years. She has published four memoirs, and her latest, Little Brother, was published by Sarabande Books in 2022. 

This class is suitable for beginner levels.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.

Start Date
Thursday, May 18th
Two-day class
May 18th - May 19th
10:00am - 4:00pm

Sallie Bingham


We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to writers, lifelong learners, & the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

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