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Micro Memoir: Writing and Publishing Tiny True Stories

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Delicious to read, devilishly difficult to write, micro memoir requires great story-telling skill and evocative language.

You love reading short pieces. You love memoir and nonfiction. Maybe you’ve tried writing very brief true stories, but have struggled to make them rich, memorable, compact and publishable. Many writers approach flash and micro forms as an exercise in compression and deletion, but there is another, potentially more rewarding, way to approach short form.

In this webinar, we’ll look at key qualities of successful, reader-oriented, published micro memoir. Then, you’ll learn a series of guidelines for creating your own micro memoirs that really work: contain, energize, turn, surprise.

This form is deceptively simple and easy to read, but maddingly difficult to compose because there is nowhere to hide—every technique must be perfectly on point. You’ll leave with guidance and inspiration for your own experiments with charming, addictive, publishable micro memoir.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • EXAMINE key elements of micro memoir
  • LEARN HOW to incorporate those elements in your own work
  • NAVIGATE common pitfalls—what not to do!
  • DISCOVER journals and magazines specifically focused on micro memoir & open to new writers

This webinar is ideal for writers 

  • Writers who want to improve their story-telling skill
  • Writers who want to break into publishing micro memoir/flash nonfiction
  • Memoirists seeking to jumpstart a project
  • Writers ready to create publishable pieces
  • Nonfiction and memoir writers eager to learn the secrets of writing tight
  • Writers yearning to write successful micro/flash series
  • Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced writers

Closed captioning is available. ✔
All registrants receive the recording.


One of our most-loved teachers, HEATHER SELLERS has a Ph.D. in creative writing from Florida State University. She has been teaching, coaching writers, and publishing poetry and prose for over thirty years. Heather is the author of four craft guides for writers, including the popular The Practice of Creative Writing and the brand-new How to Make Poems: Form and Technique. She’s published a memoir on face blindness, You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know, featured on Good Morning America and NPR, along with a children’s book, a collection of short stories, and four volumes of poetry. She gives readings and talks around the country, most recently at NASA, and she has won numerous awards for her teaching. Currently, she directs the creative writing program at the University of South Florida where she was given the University’s prestigious Kosove Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service in 2022. She offers private online courses and in-person courses in Tampa, Florida, where she lives, writes, and gardens.

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May 8
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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