Memories & Memoirs

blogs by Linda Joy Myers

You CAN Go Home Again–Writing Makes you Free

You CAN Go Home Again–Writing Makes you Free

  When the invitation to join our Enid High School 55th graduating class reunion arrived, at first I tossed it aside. Enid, Oklahoma is a long way from California. It takes a whole day to get there by two planes and a car. Would I really connect with "kids" I...

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Tracks to My Heart

Tracks to My Heart

This is the first chapter of my memoir Don't Call Me Mother--A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness. This story begins to explore a three generational pattern of mothers leaving daughters--and what necessarily comes in the wake of such troubles. The...

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Home–a Place of Memory, Surfing the Edges of Time

I just returned from "home," Enid, Oklahoma, where I read my memoirs and attended  my high school reunion--more to come on that. All over town, I encountered places of memory so profound I felt I was surfing layers of time. This photo is of a small lake bordering what...

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Meet Linda Joy Myers

Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D. is the founder and president of the National Association of Memoir Writers and the author of The Power of Memoir–How to Write Your Healing Story and Journey of Memoir. Her memoir Don’t Call Me Mother–A Daughter’s Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness is a ForeWord Book of the Year finalist, and won honorable mention in the New York Book Awards and Indie-Excellence contest.

Linda has been a therapist in Berkeley for thirty-eight years, and combines her background in art, clinical work, and writing in her work. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, and offers  memoir workshops and trainings in the Bay Area and nationally. She is former president of the California Writers Club, Marin branch, and a member of Women’s National Book Association. Myers is an award-winning fiction, poetry, and non-fiction writer. Her first book Becoming Whole: Writing Your Healing Story was a ForeWord Book of the Year finalist.

Workshops &  Classes

November 19, 2015

SHADES OF BLUE, Los Angeles I'm excited to join Amy Ferris and other authors for the L.A. launch of her new anthology Shades Of Blue. I'll be reading my piece from the book, along with Jennifer Pastiloff, David Lacy, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, and Hollye Dexter. The...

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