Memoir Classes

Sign up for a memoir-writing class with Beth Finke

Author Beth Finke looking very happy surrounded by members of her memoir writing class for seniorsBeth leads five weekly memoir-writing classes in Chicago. Here’s how to sign up and get started writing stories about your own life:

  • Two classes in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood are sponsored by The Village Chicago. You can phone them at 773.248.8700 to find out if there are any openings.
  • The class sponsored by the City of Chicago’s Department of Family & Support Services – Area on Aging meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Renaissance Court in the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. The current eight-week session started on January 17, 2018, and is full. Registration for the next eight-week session won’t begin until late Spring. Phone 312.744.4550 and ask for more information about Beth Finke’s “Me, Myself and I” class.
  • Beth’s memoir-writing class in Printer’s Row meets on the second floor of Grace Place (637 S. Dearborn, Chicago) on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. The fee is $80 for each six-week session, and the current Grace Place  memoir class started Thursday, January 25, 2018. That class is full, and the next six-week session will start in May. Link here for more information on signing up now. If you prefer paying by check, email Beth at
  • A new class at Admiral by the Lake in Chicago (for Admiral residents only) starts February 1, 2018 and will meet for six Thursdays from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm. Email for more information.