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 next eight-week session will start on January 17, 2018, and registration by phone started Thursday, January 4, 2018. Phone 312.744.4550 and ask if Beth Finke’s “Me, Myself and I” class is full already.
  • 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 next Grace Place  memoir class starts Thursday, January 25, 2018. That class fills quickly, so sign up online now to guarantee a spot. If you prefer paying by check for future classes, 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.