I love September. Growing up knowing September was coming put a flutter in my chest. It meant back to school and a new pair of shoes, the buzz of meeting new classmates, the chance to see friends every weekday, and being on a set schedule again (I’m a Virgo and LOVE a schedule). September is also my birthday month. I’m feeling that flutter in my chest just writing about it now.

Also in September…

Let’s Talk Memoir season 3!

I’ve got a launch date for season 3 of Let’s Talk Memoir and am so pleased to announce it will be Tuesday, September 5th, 2023!

I took a few months off the air to read new memoirs, schedule guests, and begin interviews and I am thrilled to announce season 3 production is fully underway! I’ve already got a handful of interviews ready to go and am interviewing additional memoirists over these next months so I can bring you fresh content through Spring 2024. New episodes will be dropping every Tuesday and you won’t want to miss my first guest – one of our memoir greats.

I’m so happy to see a steady stream of downloads even while the show has been on hiatus. This means your recommendations are helping the show reach new listeners. If you’ve left a review on Apple podcasts (or your preferred podcast platform) thank you! If you haven’t yet, I would love to have your review. Clicking on some stars and writing a sentence or two about what you enjoy about Let’s Talk Memoir, helps other listeners find the show.

New work

I have two new pieces that will be out soon, a craft article on writing scenes in memoir and a creative nonfiction flash essay. I will post links on my socials as soon as they are live. Very excited to share these with you!

Seattle friends

Seattle friends, if you love memoir, delicious food, and stories of resilience please join me.

On Sunday evening, September 10th I’ll be moderating a Happy Women Dinner featuring Laura Cathcart Robbins whose new memoir is STASH: My Life in Hiding at a Queen Anne home. Laura Cathcart Robbins is an author, freelance writer, speaker, and host of the popular podcast The Only One in the Room. We will be talking about Hollywood, motherhood, addiction, and how she met her life partner while in recovery.

Your admission of $100 covers a catered dinner and a signed copy of STASH.

I’d love to have you there! If you’d like to attend contact jill@happywomendinners.com with the subject line: Register Me for the “Stash” Memoir Seattle Dinner.

Memoir Resources

Jessica J. Hill, memoir mentor and editor and friend of Let’s Talk Memoir is offering The Wandering Writers Retreat this February in Sayulita Mexico! I admire Jessica and her work; she is an incredible literary citizen and champion of memoir.

If you’re writing a memoir or novel (or you’ve been thinking about starting), and you want to gain clarity on your story, create community and renew your commitment to your project, this could be the retreat for you! Here’s a link to learn more: https://www.jessicajhill.com/retreat

That is the latest for now. Thank you so much for subscribing. September’s newsletter will arrive on season 3’s launch date with exciting guest announcements and more. Until then I hope you have a good rest of your summer!

xo, Ronit