I've facilitated memoir classes and memory cafés at Ecumen Homes in Mankato (through COMPAS, 2024), Amira Forest Lake (through COMPAS, 2024) Jewish Family and Children Services (through COMPAS, Fall 2023), with the deaf and hard of hearing community at Lyngblomsten Apartments (through COMPAS, Fall 2023) Walker Highview Hills (through COMPAS, Fall 2022), Family Means (through COMPAS, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023), Walker Methodist (through COMPAS, Spring 2022), Abiitan Mill City (Spring 2021), Augustana Minneapolis (2018-2019), and through AROHA (in combination with Pillsbury House + Theatre).  I've also produced my own, long-running, Flash Memoir class for ages 55 and over.

I've also worked as a story coach for individual projects (Voices of Isolation being one). 

I offer Intro to Memoir and Prompted "Flash" Memoir classes. Options include Memoir for Seniors, Memoir for Transplants, Memoir for Memory Care,  Memoir for Teens, and combinations of Memoir and Improv. 

As a facilitator, I love making space for people to take risks, laugh, listen, and support each other through the process. 

I love the community that is created in the sharing of our stories! 

Please email Jen at octoberdandy@gmail.com with any questions!