Upcoming Events

October 9, 2021

Noon-2 p.m.

Online via Zoom.

(Invitation will be published close to the meeting date.)


Speaker: Gail Kittleson

Memoir: Making Meaning of Our Memories, Part 2

The members of ACFW Indiana enjoyed Gail's presentation of Part 1 so much, we made room for Part 2 in our 2021 calendar! 

View the link to our January 16 meeting below before October 9 if you want to see what Gail  already covered. 


Gail says, “We must step outside our comfort zone to gain objectivity about our past, but the process offers personal growth and great satisfaction. This short workshop explores the genre and delves into some necessary techniques.”

We at ACFW Indiana would add that whether or not you are interested in writing memoir, many of the techniques presented will enrich your writing, no matter your genre.



A rural Iowa baby boomer, Gail Kittleson appeared at the local library counter every Saturday of her childhood to haul home a new pile of books. Later, she earned her MA in TESOL and taught English as a Second Language and college expository writing. She loves cheerleading other writers.


Gail’s memoir, Catching Up With Daylight, evolved over a period of ten years, which led to the new adventure of writing World War II fiction. Her Women of the Heartland brand brings to life this era’s make-do women. Land That I Love, releasing in September 2021 and set in Texas Hill Country, took Gail back into using memoir’s first person for the first time with a fiction book.








ACFW Indiana 2021 Calendar


Save the Dates!


January 16



Making Meaning of Our Memories

Gail Kittleson


March 13


Creating Compelling Scenes

Tina Radcliffe

April 17



Linda Glaz


July 17

(possibly in-person)

Indie Publishing

How to Get Started

Michelle Weidenbenner


October 9


Memoir - Part 2

Making Meaning of Our Memories

Gail Kittleson

View Part 1 from Gail's January 16th presentation.


November 6


Editor Panel

Types of Edits

What Are the Differences?

Tish Martin – Content Development

Jean Kavich Bloom – Line editing

Kim Autrey – Copy editing/Proofreading

Jessica Brodie – Working with a Writing Coach






1 comment:

  1. Jill Williamson did an amazing job today. I learned so much, and it was great to see everyone.