The OWL-Circle Workbook is based on women's life experiences and written especially for older women. It has been tested and revised in 50 OWL-Circle workshops with over 450 women. The Workbook and Facilitator's Manual (published together) provides you with everything you need to develop, market, and teach one of the most effective memoir-writing workshops available. The OWL-Circle Workbook (and the accompanying Facilitator's Manual) includes materials for five 2 1/2 hour workshop sessions:
  • Session One: You and the People Who Shaped You
  • Session Two: Memories
  • Session Three: Love and Work
  • Session Four: Sad Times, Happy Times
  • Session Five: Your Lessons and Your Teaching

To see a sample of the manual, click here; to see a sample of the workbook, click here.

The workshop materials also include more story ideas, suggestions for organizing autobiographical material, and writing tips. The Facilitator's Manual includes helpful suggestions for organizing and conducting memoir workshops, ideas for group writing activities and the publication of a booklet, a section on the current research on personal writing, and an extensive bibliography.

To order the facilitator's manual and workbook, or to get more information, please go to our order page, or email us: owlcircle at