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Entrepreneur-author to lead class on writing memoirs

Entrepreneur and author Mary O’Brien Tyrrell will lead, “Jumpstart Your Memoirs Writing Business,” an intensive five-day course offered five mornings, July 9-13 on St. Catherine University’s St. Paul campus. Cost is $550 if registered by June 15, $625 after.

Professionals searching for an encore career with flexible, long-term prospects in the growing field of memoirist/personal historian can learn from Tyrrell, who founded Memoirs, Inc. in 1994. 

She has worked with hundreds of elders and their families to publish their life stories in hardcover books that are celebrated at family book-signing events. Through this process of writing a life story, the elder narrator often receives a boost in self-esteem, and their family is often surprised with stories never before revealed.

More about Tyrrell

Tyrrell has honed her experiences to teach others how to launch a ghostwriting home business. Her company has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, and she is president of the International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review at the University of Wisconsin, Superior. 

She holds a master’s in public health and a bachelor’s in nursing, served in the United States Navy Nursing Corps during the Vietnam War and served in leadership roles at the Minnesota Medical Research Foundation, Minnesota Board of Nursing and the Wilder Foundation.

More information or to register

For more information about the course, visit the Continuing Education website or call 651-690-6819.

May 30, 2012 by Julie Michener

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