Ready to get your stories on the page?

This 90-minute micro memoir workshop focuses on your stories, so you can start building your memoir or collection of personal essays/narratives right away. We’ll discuss the micro prose form (300 words or less) and write 3 pieces during our time together.
This workshop's focus: Writing the Familiar
We’ll be exploring the people, things, places, and moments that are familiar to us. What do we have to say about these things that we know, that we are comfortable and familiar with? What do these familiar objects or moments have to say about us?

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What Others are Saying

“Absolutely exceeded my expectations. Darien is a wonderful teacher. I am very motivated now and can see the proverbial ‘light at the end of the tunnel.’”

Jennifer S.

“This gave me more confidence to tell my stories.”

Melia K.

"Fantastic and informative and inspiring … I feel so much more focused and driven.”

Rebecca M.
“This class really opened doors for me personally and for my writing. Thank you!”

Anne P.
“You are an amazing teacher and I think it’s wonderful that you are sharing your experience with us. You are a wealth of knowledge!”

Tamara T.


Meet Your Instructor
I'm Darien Gee, author of five novels published with Penguin Random House (three under the name Mia King) that have been published in 13 countries. I'm a Poetry Society of America fellowship recipient for my prose poetry chapbook, Other Small Histories, and an IPPY award winner for my collection of micro memoirs, Allegiance. I recently served as executive editor for Nonwhite and Woman: 131 Micro Essays on Being in the World, which won a 2023 IPPY award. For the past three years, I was the series editor for a writing and micro memoir publishing company, Haliʻa Aloha. In a past life, I was an international tax manager with a Big Four accounting firm. I live, write, and work from the island of Hawaiʻi. 

I teach creative writing at Hugo House and UCLA Extension, and have been leading workshops and working with writers for over 25 years. I love the micro prose form and have seen writers do amazing things with their work. I'm looking forward to see what you can do with it, too!
How does it work? 
Your purchase includes immediate access as well as automatic updates to the course. You'll also be receive invitations to free writing pop-up sessions and quarterly office hours throughout the year.

What can I expect?
You will be actively writing in this workshop. I begin with a check-in and outline the micro memoir format and how/when you can use it, then get us writing. You’ll leave with 3 micro pieces, plus a craft tip, additional resources, and inspiration to keep you going. Watch the workshop as many times as you like—each time you'll write something new, even with the same prompts.

Who is this for? 
This workshop is for you if:

you haven't really written before but you're ready to learn

you want to tell the stories of your life but don't know how to begin

you have writer's block and need a little push to get the words flowing

you're an experienced writer but ready to play with the micro form

you want to develop a consistent writing practice

you want to explore different ways to tell your story 

you'd like to learn organization and structural techniques 

you'd like to get some writing done, ASAP! 

What do I need to prepare?

Nothing! The mood is friendly, focused, and ready to write. Have a notebook and pen nearby, plenty of water or tea, and get started when you're ready. You can go through the workshop and materials at your own pace.

Additional workshops

The Micro Memoir Workshops are offered once a month on a Sunday: each month centers on a specific theme, feeling, or element, with new prompts and a craft tip. Sign up for 3 or more workshops and save 15%. Learn more here:

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