• Arts
  • Creativity
  • Journaling
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  • Self-Expression
  • Writing

How to Write Memoir & Still Be Invited to Family Thanksgiving

with Faith Adiele


Are you seeking tools to turn your life journeys and family stories into a memoir? Wanting to document this historic moment but feeling overwhelmed? Interested in how writing your story can transform your life and maybe even the world?

With her signature irreverent wit, Faith Adiele will lead you through the 5 steps of creating a Personal History Timeline to map your memoir.

You Will Learn:

  • Practical strategies for diving deep into sense-memory and the body to unearth your unique stories
  • Create Metaphors
  • Identify spiritual/cultural/historical themes that touch others.
  • We will also review the potential risks and rewards of telling family and community truths.

New writers will leave with a notebook full of story-buds and a plan; experienced writers can apply these techniques to revisions or book blueprinting.

If you missed Faith Adiele’s Open Center LIVE Facebook event.
Click HERE to view the recording.

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.


Check out the new series, A World of Calm, available now on HBO Max. Faith wrote 2 of 10 episodes based on the success of Calm’s sleep stories.


  • Prerequisites: No 
  • Supplies list for the class: Have a notebook/pen in addition to your laptop/tablet. There will be a homework assignment Saturday evening.
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course which requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

A Weekend Workshop
(2 Sessions) Saturday – Sunday, November 21 – 22, 2020, 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST

How to Write Memoir & Still Be Invited to Family Thanksgiving

  • 2 Session(s)
  • Nov 21 2020 2:00 PM ET





Faith Adiele

Faith Adiele is a renowned writer who speaks and teaches around the world. Meeting Faith, her memoir about leaving Harvard to become Thailand’s first Black Buddhist nun, won a PEN Award and routinely makes best travel writing lists. Her many other projects include: My Journey Home, a PBS documentary about finding family, The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems, and Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology.


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