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Memoir 3 Memorable Memoir Workshop

LA – West Jan 27, Feb 17, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17 (5 Sun. Evenings)6:00pm - 9:00pm$4251 Spot Left

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Are you in the throes of finishing your memoir and need help slogging through to the end with grace and flare? In this five-week Los Angeles Memoir 3 Workshop, bestselling memoirist Brett Paesel will help you take your pages to the finish line! This is a workshop-only class for experienced memoirists. Brett will also give students custom homework exercises to address the specific difficulties that they’re having as well provide a technical understanding of how to solve these problems. Be part of an exclusive, tightly knit writing group where you’ll get feedback in a Salon-style MFA format.

Mommies Who Drink – MemoirBy the end of the class, you’ll have made a significant dent in your memoir! Plus, you can bring in up to 1000 words every class for feedback. This class is open to students who have taken Memoir 2 at Writing Pad only.

Prerequisites: Memoir 2 at Writing Pad

Brett Paesel

Producer, Transparent, 7 Pilots Sold, NY Times Modern Love, Bestselling Memoirist

Brett Paesel has sold 7 pilots to HBO, ABC, Comedy Central, Fox, WB, Lifetime, and Nick at Nite (three of which were based on her bestselling memoir, "Mommies Who Drink". She was a consulting producer on Amazons' Emmy Award Winning, "Transparent" and "I Love Dick". In her producing capacity, Brett consulted with writers and directors on identifying and carving out emotional beats for characters in both episodes and the season as a whole. Brett Paesel’s stories, essays, and articles have been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Salon.com, More magazine, Self, Family Fun, amongst other publications. In addition, she was a contributing editor to Parents and Wondertime (where she was also a beauty and wellness columnist). Brett is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestselling memoir, “Mommies Who Drink: Sex, Drugs, and Other Distant Memories of an Ordinary Mom” (Warner Books) and the blog, “Last of the Bohemians”. “Mommies Who Drink” was selected as an Elle Magazine Must Read, a hot summer pick in Entertainment Weekly, and one of “Summers’ Hottest Reads” in People Magazine. The Boston Globe proclaimed the book “honest, affectionate, and smartly written. . . real, and laugh-out-loud funny.” Her comic essays have been included in several collections including “Lights, Action, Travel” and “Behind the Bedroom Door”. Brett has taught screenwriting and sketch at Second City and nonfiction writing for The National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. Brett recently sold her novel "The Last Perfect Day" to Grand Central Publishing. As an actor, Brett was in the casts of "Mr. Show with Bob and David" and played Rita on "Transparent". MORE