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 of volumes I through VI are available at the Bristol Library.

During the recent Covid-19 pandemic both groups met online, via from the safety of our homes. A copy of our Bristol Bookends Stories ( Covid edition , Vol.VIII) will be available to borrow soon.


If you’re interested in joining, or would like more info, please contact Cat Cohen at  both groups are currently Tele-meeting via

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 Memoir Group I
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 Memoir Group 2