I feel much more confident to blast onward with almost any writing project. The workshop was awesome in spirit and substance. I felt Irene truly cared about my efforts. I will write with inspiration and structure now from the knowledge the workshop brought.

Jim Colborn, USA

What seemed like an impossible road, beginning a new book – has opened into the light. My gratitude.

Milree Latimer, Canada

Irene’s left-brain/right-brain approach makes complete sense! This was really a worthwhile workshop.

Christine Ryan, Ireland

As a novice writer I could not have accomplished what I did without Irene’s expert direction and suggestions. I’m now in possession of my engaging coming of age book that I dreamed of writing!

Dee Dee Prince, USA

There are a few great educators in my life who have contributed to my developmental journey by asking questions, creating spaces for stories to emerge from these answers and then encouraged a public sharing of the stories. Your course is one of those.

Helen Sheil, Australia

I enjoyed the workshop immensely. I never thought I would have the confidence to put words on paper. I am changed. I am writing. I will continue to write. You have given me a great gift, for which I will be eternally grateful. You inspire confidence in me I never thought I could have outside of the corporate world. Thank you for your kindness, your constructive criticism, your sense of humor, and just for being who you are – a talented storyteller, coach, teacher and of course… totally kick ass woman!!

Ali Rubinstein, USA

This is a very helpful and most enjoyable course. Having already embarked on writing my memoir, I found that Irene’s techniques opened up fresh avenues for inspiration. Irene is excellent at encouraging you to develop structure.

Wendy Scott, UK

I found the workshop so good; it gave me a structure within which to put together all the bits and pieces of memoires that were floating around in my head. This confusion always gave me the excuse for not starting my memoir.

Eileen Wright, Ireland

It’s been a galvanizing experience. I can hardly wait to get home to continue writing.

Ian Bain, Scotland

The course and workbook are brilliant. I was amazed I was able to uncover so many long forgotten details and experiences. Thank you Irene for your warmth and encouragement and for developing such an effective program!

Prudence Neubert, USA

As a total beginner I felt the workshop gave me a much needed confidence boost. I not only learnt to hear and recognize my own writing voice, but I learnt to trust it.

Brendagh D’arcy, Ireland

Thank you so much for coaching me on my story. It was invaluable and I am in the process of rewrites. I can’t thank you enough for your insight and specificity.

Scott Warrender, USA

This course opened me up. It is the definite end of any writer’s block.

Pia de Jong, USA

This workshop was a gift in my life. It provided great reflection for me and removed the mystery of how to go about writing.

Kathy Underhill, USA

I am very clear now about how to write my memoir, and The Memoir Writing Workbook will help me to continue my writing journey.

Niamh Griffin, Ireland

I have attended many memoir courses in my life, none compared to Irene’s workshop. It reined me into a regular writing discipline and helped to organize the mess of story that was in my head. My fear of writing dissipated. I now have belief in my writing ability. And Irene is a lovely helpful person that made my task much easier.

Gabrielle Wolfe, USA

This course was stimulating and exciting. I feel enriched and confident to continue writing my memoirs.

Angela Downes, Ireland

The Memoir Writing Workbook is a writer’s tool, one that I will reference far beyond this course. Irene has found the way to make memoir manageable, creative and engaging for the writer.

Kristin Smith, USA

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