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 ($325 continuing students). 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 BIOTerrance Flynn (TerranceFlynn@gmail.com) is a writer, licensed psychotherapist and teacher. He most recently performed at The Moth Mainstage where the theme was "Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered." He currently 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) and the Pen-Center USA Emerging Voices fellowship. His essay "Having Faith," earned him a notable essay citation in Best American Essays 2015He was awarded the 2014 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). His writing has been published in: The Normal SchoolSycamore ReviewSlice MagazineSouthern Indiana Reviewand Creative Nonfiction. He is a contributor to the anthology Oh, Baby from In Fact Books available now. His fiction has been published by Cleis Press, Collectedstories.com, and in 2013, he won The Rattling Wall's annual microfiction contest. 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 Claremont, CA with his partner and their daughter.