The Write Space: Writing Your Life As Story


Writing Your Life As Story

“Meet yourself for the first time and be amazed.”

Tamara Smiley Hamilton


Fall Session 2014

Thursdays, November 6 ~ December 11, 2014

Winter Session 2015

7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM ~ Tuesdays, January  13 ~ February 17, 2015

Spring Session 2015

7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM ~ Tuesdays, March 24   ~ April 28, 2015

It’s the story that only you can tell! Learn the techniques of creating your very own memoir. Use writing prompts that make the process a joy and not a chore. Learn how to select episodes in your life that will illustrate who you are, that your life matters. At the end of six weeks you will have a short memoir to bind and share (if you choose) with family and friends. All levels of writing experience are welcomed as long as there is a story in your heart.

Writing takes place before class and during classes. Students receive both writing practice and content on memoir writing. Students may have the opportunity to form offline feedback teams for more in-depth peer support.

Writing Your Life As Story

About the Instructor:

Tamara Smiley Hamilton, author of Soul Quake, will lead the class. Tamara has taught university courses in Themes in Fiction, Composition, African American Literature, and the Harlem Renaissance. She sharpened her skills as an English teach at Ramstein Junior High (Germany) over a seven year period.  During that time she not only taught language arts but became known for helping students to appreciate sentence diagramming.  During Open House her promise to parents was: “Your student will learn the basics and the advance skills of expository writing.” She has led workshops for the National Education Association and the Transformative Language Arts Network. She is currently a leadership legacy coach for George Mason University where she helps clients to explore their authentic story).

She is the CEO and Career Success Coach of Audacious Coaching LLC, a professional services firm she founded to help people take their dreams out of layaway, to find their voice. For more information, contact Tamara at