Karen  Ore
Life Writing
Telling Your  Story
"Write what should not be forgotten"........Isabel Allende

Life Writing

Whether it is referred to as memoir, autobiography, or some other term, this type of writing is a detailing of your life experiences in a way that honors your accrued wisdom. It may be written as a series of essays, poems, or short stories.  As your writings accumulate you may find that a book, whether organized chronologically or around themes, better conveys your life story.

Classes and workshops include information on storytelling, writing exercises, and educational resources to help you write in your authentic voice.  Participants complete a short  writing assignment, read to the group, and receive feedback  in a supportive, nurturing setting at each meeting. 

Completion of a class or workshop will result in stories to give to family members or friends. The work done for class can also become a full length book with further effort.

While no previous formal writing experience is necessary, a desire to write and share your story with others as well a commitment to fully participate during each meeting is extremely important. 

Classes and workshops are facilitated by Karen Ore who has been leading non fiction writing classes since September 2005. 

The fee includes a notebook, printed class materials, resources, and instruction.  Please register as soon as possible for your preferred date, time, and location and no later than 5 pm the day before the stated start date.  There is a minimum enrollment of four participants and a maximum of eight.   If the minimum enrollment is not met one week before the start date the class or workshop will be canceled.



Fall 2012

  • 4-week class (16 hrs.) -  meets for 4 hours -1 day per week for 4 weeks, day and time to be announced, $215.00
  • 8-week class (16 hrs.) -   meets for 2 hours -1 day per week for 8 weeks, day and time to be announced , $215.00
  • 2-day workshop (12 hrs.) - meets for 6 hours, 2 consecutive Saturdays, lunch provided, dates to be announced, $160.00

Class Registration

I wish to enroll in the Telling your Story, Life writing class:   

_  4 week class,  Fee $215.00

_  8 week class,  Fee $215.00

_  2 day Saturday workshop,  Fee $160.00
Name __________________________________________________________________

Phone __________________________________________________________________

E-mail (please print) _______________________________________________________

Mailing Address __________________________________________________________

To register, copy this form into an e-mail, fill it out and e-mail to lifewritemt@gmail.com 
Class participants are enrolled when the completed form and payment are received.  Registration confirmation and additional class information is then mailed or e-mailed to you.  If the minimum enrollment of three participants is not reached one week before a class or workshop begins it will be canceled and your check will be returned.
After registration and attendance at the first class meeting, anyone wishing to drop must notify Karen by 4:00 p.m. the day before the second meeting. Refunds are prorated and there is a $20.00 processing fee. 

A lunch of soup and bread is provided each day during the 2-day Saturday workshop.  Please list any food allergies, intolerances or preferences _______________________________________________________________________________________.

Monthly Life Writing Group

Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month (no meeting in December) from 10:00 a.m. to noon at a private home in Bozeman, MT, fee is $20.00 per meeting. While previous attendance of a class or workshop is suggested it is not mandatory. The group is open to any non-fiction writer interested in meeting for support and feedback from other writers. Call Karen at 406-586-9186 for more information and to reserve your spot, group size is limited to 8 participants.


Individual Writing Coaching
In person or telephone coaching designed to help you achieve your writing goals easily with supportive listening and feedback.  Karen assists you in designing and executing personalized action plans to move you from where you are to where you want to be. Fees are based on the number and length of sessions per month and are tailored to suit your unique situation.



Contact Info:
Karen Ore
cell: 406-586-9186

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