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from memory to memoir



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Ellery Littleton leads From Memory to Memoir


This program provides a creative approach to the writing of memoirs.  It offers opportunities to reclaim the most important moments of your life and transform them into intimate narratives.  The intensive journal-writing process employed during this meditative, inwardly-focused workshop stimulates both memory and creativity. 


The memoirs participants write in this program represent the heart of their life stories.  There are many good reasons to learn to write them:

  • Writing for posterity – remembering so we don’t forget
  • Broadening self-awareness and exploring personal identity
  • Finding your own voice and writing style
  • Clarifying the purpose and meaning of your life
  • Discovering what is sacred in your life


Here are comments from participants in the October 2014 class:


What did you like best about the program?

“The warm and welcoming atmosphere; the structure which felt very safe.”
“The gentle way into myself.”

What was the most important thing you learned in the program?
“That it is fun to write!  How to take a memory, go deeper with it and make a story that is meaningful to yourself and others.”
“How the honestly written word is a clear mirror for me.”
“After years of holding on, I believe I’ve let go of a piece of the past that has been a burden for me for a long time.”


Ellery Littleton’s most recent book – HUMMINGBIRD TATTOO – a collection of erotic haiku – was nominated for an American Haiku Foundation “Touchstone Distinguished Book Award” for 2011.  It is available in the Haven gift shop.


Faculty: Ellery Littleton


2015 Dates:

Oct 16-Oct 18Register


Tuition: $450 (Accommodation and meals extra.)


Early Bird Tuition: $410

To be eligible register and pay in full at least two weeks in advance.


Accommodation and Meals
The Haven offers a range of comfortable rooms and suites. All accommodation is designed to be shared by two or more people, though private rates are available. We make every effort to meet the needs of all our guests, but cannot guarantee specific rooms. Rates include three buffet-style meals per day.


There are three types of room: Basic, Forest view, and Ocean view.
Find out more about accommodations.


If you have any questions or would like further information about this program, please contact the registrars by email or call 1 800 222 9211 ext 1.


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You created a real sense of safety, respect, delight even, for each person's creative voice. I loved the exercises and the variety of places they landed me up in myself, and I was amazed at the quantity and quality of the writing we produced as a group. You have created a wonderful space where people can explore their heartfelt truths.

Louise Amuir, Gabriola Island, BC


Your tuition may be tax deductible

The Haven is a certified educational institute and is registered with the BC Private Career Training Institutions Agency. All eligible participants will receive a T2202A in January. For more information contact the registrars:


Phone:     1 800 222 9211 ext 1

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