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Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW

Nadine Kenney Johnstone: Mining Your Memories

  • February 18, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Remote


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Remote Session (OCWW may add a live event with separate registration)

Have you ever wondered how memoirists and essayists capture such vivid details from their past? Join author and writing coach, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, for a morning of memory mining. Nadine will lead writers through visualization exercises to resurrect crucial details from their past. During in-class writing time, the group will take those memories and morph them into engaging scenes that will captivate any reader.

Bio: Nadine Kenney Johnstone is the author of the memoir, Of This Much I'm Sure, which was named Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association and received press coverage in Cosmopolitan, Today’s Parent, MindBodyGreen, and Metro, among others. Nadine teaches at Loyola University and received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago. Her other stories and interviews have been featured in places such as Chicago magazine, The Magic of Memoir, the Author2Author podcast, and the Don't Keep Your Day Job podcast. She is a writing coach who works with authors around the globe, and she lives near Chicago with her family. You can find her at

Nadine will accept manuscripts for critique. See our website for guidelines.

We offer free student memberships at a discounted rate of $5.00 per session. You must send verification of your student status. Please contact Claudia Katz at for details.

9:00-9:30 Socializing & Registration

9:30-12:00  Program

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