Humanity’s legacy of  stories and storytelling is the most precious we have.

All wisdom is in our stories and songs.

Doris Lessing

Just Start!

Is your group interested in memoir writing?

Do you live in the Greater Toronto Area?

If so, I would be delighted to design and present

a  single- or multi-session workshop for your members.


My name is Jean Sheppard, and as an educator, writer and coach, I’ve worked with people of all ages to help them discover the magic of the written word, particularly when it comes to the stories we all can tell about our lives. 

There are many reasons to write our stories. We may want to understand better what we have experienced, or we may want to share our insights with our loved ones–or with generations to come. Sometimes, though, simply getting started is a real challenge, and that’s why I have created this workshop. The thought-provoking activities will help you see with fresh eyes the richness of your experiences. 

If you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can email me at or use the form below.

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Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.

Marcus Tullius Cicero