Write Your Life Story (A 6-Week Guided Autobiography Workshop)

Leigh Morrow and Lily Bengfort, trained and certified Guided Autobiography instructors, lead participants through themes that tackle the richest part of our history- themes such as family, our work, health, death and  forks in the road that changed our life direction. They use priming questions with each class that help unlock and illuminate memories of events once known but often filed away and seemingly forgotten.

Writing and sharing life stories with others is an ideal way to find new meaning in life and to put life events into perspective. While connecting with one another on their journeys of self-discovery, participants feel enlivened by the group experience and gain a greater appreciation of their own lives and of the lives of others.


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Feedback from the Participants

"Hearing stories of others; feedback/coaching from Leigh and Lily was excellent and well founded; a disciplined process to write an autobiography; the discipline of writing every week; atmosphere of trust, support and friendship in the class; was really a wonderful, learning experience; helpful and practical advice about autobiography, including family pushback."
"Guided autobiography is an excellent process, even if you never plan to publish. The process of writing one's life experiences can be personally satisfying and it can help to bring clarity to your life. If you do want to complete an autobiography or family story, this process will provide focus and best practices."
“Everyone's story is unique and needs to be told. Guided Autobiography (GAB) is a great place to get feedback, support, and encouragement . The writing prompts delve deep into your memories and helps articulate them in words. A great way to write your life story to gift to your children."
"Leigh and Lily are fabulous instructors. The presentations and prompts successfully elicit depths of story from each participant. Their skilled facilitation provides a safe place for participants to share intimate writing, to both support and critique one another for further growth in expression. I look forward to taking the second session of this course!"
"This is the best memoir writing class I've taken. Lily's and Leigh's presentations and prompts guide participants to hone in on key aspects of personal narratives. They guide each participant to develop their voice and narrative arc in a way that is relevant to readers. I've already recommended the course to several friends.”
“If you ever wondered how or where to start writing your own life story, try Guided Autobiography (GAB). It will jump start the process and you will not want to stop."