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The Bristol Bookends

Memoir Writing Groups

Group 1: Meetings on select Tuesdays - Spring & Fall  12:30 - 2:30

Group 2: Meetings on select Mondays -Spring & Fall   3 - 5 pm

The first Bristol Bookends memoir writing class started April 2017; it has been at or near maximum capacity ever since. A second class was added September 2019. 


In these classes we immerse ourselves in one particular memory that means a lot to us, based on weekly-provided topics. We flesh it out and write it down, and then go on doing that, one memory at a time. This kind of writing tends to be fun to do—and interesting to read. The sharing of these stories with each other has been a rewarding and inspiring part of the process. At the end of each 8-week session, our favorite pieces are compiled in a publication entitled Selected Stories (copies are available at the Bristol Library).


During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, both groups continued to meet online, via Zoom. In recent months the groups have been able to meet in person again, at the library or in Levi Corser Park.


If you’re interested in joining, or would like more info, please contact Cat Cohen at

 Memoir Group 1
 Memoir Group 2
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