Join Susan at one of the writing classes that she offers throughout the Connecticut area throughout the year. No previous writing experience or skill level required. Contact Susan if you would like her to bring one of her writing classes to your group or area.


Susan’s NEW Writing Classes for Fall 2021


From Memory to Memoir: Writing Your Life Story

Turn memories of significant events in your life into a memoir for your children and grandchildren. Learn where to start, how to get organized and keep going until you finish. Get tips on pictures and documents to include and how to self-publish your story. No previous writing experience required.

A Five-Session Afternoon Class from Wednesday, October 20 to November 17 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm ET.  This class is virtual on ZOOM with Wethersfield Academy of the Arts in Wethersfield CT.  Fee is $110 with membership. To register, click here.

A Five Session Evening Class from Thursday, October 14 to November 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 pmET.  This class is virtual on ZOOM with the Farmington (CT) Continuing Education Program.  Fees is $59.00 for the class; Fee for Seniors age 65+ is $55.  To register, click here.

Susan conducts a weekly Memoir Writing Group for those who have taken one of her “From Memory to Memoir” classes.  If you are interested, contact Susan at

Susan is also available as a private writing coach to work with you individually on your fiction or non-fiction (including memoir) writing projects.  Contact her at for more information.


Other Writing with Susan Classes Taught by Susan Omilian

Watch for Classes to be Scheduled in the Future


Beginnings, Middles and Ends

Learn where to begin your story, how to end it in a satisfying way, and tips for developing everything in between.  With a strong opening, promising rising action and a successful conclusion, your story will keep the reader turning the pages until the end. Open to non-fiction (memoir) and fiction writers at all levels.

Writing in Scene

Writing dynamic “in-the-moment” scenes is one of the key tools that writers have to “show, not tell” their story.  Learn basic elements of a scene including dialogue, setting, point of view and conflict, and use them to develop characters, plot and dramatic tension. Open to writers at all levels in fiction (short stories, novels), non-fiction or memoir.