Welcome to Storytellers Claremont

Our lives contain such compelling stories. They can be risky to recall and difficult to craft. Storytellers Claremont will help inspire and refine your memoir and personal essays. Whether you want to revitalize a current writing project or start a new one, this workshop offers a safe atmosphere in which to explore the craft of nonfiction, capture your authentic voice, and put it concisely and powerfully on the page. Public reading opportunities offered with most sessions.

 We offer:

  • 8-week workshops, four times a year in Spring, Summer Winter and Fall. $350. Register here.

  • One day intensive Craft workshops: 3-hour focus on differing aspects of writing, including: The Micro-Essay; Submission Workshop, Humor Writing, and Reading Your Writing to an Audience.

  • Private writing / manuscript consultation /editing/ writing coach services. Please call Terrance at 323-376-0248 or email to StorytellersClaremont@gmail.com

FOUNDER / INSTRUCTOR'S BIO: Terrance Flynn is a writer, presenter and teacher. He contributes to The Wall Street Journal, has performed at The Moth Mainstage, has been featured on the Moth Radio Hour and also has lectured on ""Voice in Storytelling" at ESRI, one of the world's largest tech companies. He serves as a juror for the Sustainable Arts Foundation (fiction and nonfiction awards), and is working on a memoir titled Dying to Meet You. His fellowships include The MacDowell Colony (2013-14 Stanford Calderwood fellow), the Pen-Center USA Emerging Voices fellowship and most recently SPACE at Ryder farm. His essay "Having Faith," earned him a notable essay citation in Best American Essays 2016. He was awarded the 2015 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Editors' Award for Nonfiction, and the 2014 Promise Award by the Sustainable Arts Foundation.  He is a finalist for Dorothy Cappon Prize for the Essay, and the Wabash Prize for Nonfiction (judged by Cheryl Strayed). Other than the Wall Street journal, his writing has been published in: The Normal SchoolSycamore ReviewSlice MagazineSouthern Indiana Review, and Creative Nonfiction and is included in the anthology Oh, Baby from In Fact Books available now, and in the upcoming third book by The Moth, Occasional Magic (Ed. Catherine Burns) now available for pre-order from Penguine-Random for a March 2019 release. Terrance grew up outside Detroit, Michigan, and is a lover of American cities, dead malls, and all things shark-related. In 2010, he had a daughter through surrogacy and underwent a heart transplant. He writes about the complexity of gratitude and the brain damage caused by parenting later in life. He lives in Pomona, CA with his daughter.