Guided Autobiography: Writing About Love 8-Week Nonfiction Zoom Workshop, Starts Monday, May 1st, 2023
Class Starts Monday, May 1st, 2023
Class will meet weekly via Zoom (Mondays, 6:00PM EST - 8:00PM EST).
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Taught by Nancy Sharp, winner of the Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction for her debut memoir Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living. Her work has been published in The New York Times, AARP’s The Ethel, Katie Couric's Wake-Up Call, Next Avenue, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere.
If you have ever wondered about the complexities of love, you're in for a treat. Together, we will take a deep dive into this most precious human value. In many ways, love defines who we are and how we are in the world, which is essential for storytelling and life.
The themes for this eight-week course include:
- Your Favorite Love Story
- Love of Self
- Reflection & Regrets
- The Greatest Love
- Life Lessons
Nancy's Guided Autobiography class will get you thinking about love from multiple lenses and is the perfect springboard for personal reflection as well as publication via essays, a collection, memoir, or other published work.
We'll discuss the assigned reading each week, learn about craft techniques, and hear one another's stories about the given theme.
You'll write two-three pages every other week to share with the group on the assigned theme.
There is no formal editorial critique since this class follows the traditional format of Guided Autobiography, a curriculum used worldwide to help people capture and share meaningful life experiences two pages at a time.
Come reflect, share, build community with other storytellers, and develop essays for yourself, loved ones, or publication. What's Love Got to Do With It? Everything!
- Improved self-esteem and confidence.
- Deeper empathy for others.
- A greater understanding of where you are and where you want to go in your life.
- Pages of your life story - a treasured keepsake.
- Content that can find its way into a book or other published work.
By the end of the class, you will have the tools you need for the next step in your writing process.
STUDENTS LOVE NANCY:
"Nancy's gifts and compassion are endless. She is a trusted muse." - A. Groves
"Taking your writing class has impacted my life. And I know I’m not alone. Your guidance and teaching is some of the best I’ve experienced, and I’ve taken a lot of training classes! – L. Culhane
"I felt like your words opened a part of myself that I didn’t have the courage to find before." - M. Bronzo
"We all need gurus to guide us, and Nancy Sharp has become mine as I strive to find meaning in my life story, and share it with loved ones." - L. Rudofsky
"These past weeks have been so enlightening, and I believe will help me live my life with deeper awareness and intention. Nancy is a gifted instructor and moderator." - F. Mechem
"Nancy's class is the best present I have ever given myself." - J. Mathes
ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This class meets weekly via Zoom. Come prepared for a super fun class with live interaction on Zoom each week and plenty of writing, reading, and talking!
Instructor: Nancy Sharp
Class Starts Monday, May 1st, 2023
Course is fully ONLINE and will meet weekly via Zoom on Mondays from 6:00PM - 8:00PM EST.
Instructor Nancy Sharp is a sought-after speaker, trainer, author, and story muse. She never set out to change people’s lives, but hard life experience led her to do just that. Today, Nancy helps others to leave their mark in the world, often as a written legacy for loved ones and future generations. "Transformative," is the word clients repeatedly use to describe her work. Nancy’s gift for fostering meaningful storytelling engenders radical empathy, purpose, and deep connection and community.
Nancy holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College and is a certified instructor in Guided Autobiography. Winner of the Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and First Book Finalist for Books for a Better Life, her debut memoir Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living is a portrait of the surprising turns life takes and the resilience it takes to keep stepping forward.
She is also the author of the picture book Because the Sky is Everywhere and has ghostwritten several other nonfiction books, including a family legacy book for a client that led to an interview with Warren Buffett in his Omaha office and to her becoming an associate producer on a forthcoming documentary called Who Are the Marcuses?
Nancy has been published in numerous essay anthologies, and articles, essays, columns, and letters by her have appeared in The New York Times, AARP’s The Ethel, Katie Couric's Wake-Up Call, Next Avenue, The Huffington Post, journals for the American Academy of Psychotherapists and the University of Colorado Hospital’s Center for Bioethics and the Humanities, and elsewhere.
She has guest lectured at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Regis University's MFA Program, The Writing Center at Marshall University, and The New School.
Nancy teaches storytelling and legacy writing workshops online and hosts creativity retreats, including an annual Life Letters Retreat at The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
She lives in Denver, CO with her family and absurdly cute Havanese dog