An insightful friend, knowing I write, pressed me to consider conducting a workshop on memoir.

That was nearly five years—and about forty sessions ago. Each program has met with 100% success, according to participants and sponsors.

Such assurance drives me to continue!

KD Adams

Workshops / Presentations

The 120-minute "What's Your Story?" sessions include multi-media prompts with gentle techniques to stimulate the memoir process. Multiple methods of approach, practical resources and encouraging camaraderie engage active as well as new writers. Whether you're the family historian, storyteller or black sheep, your story should be preserved. All materials are provided—just bring your memories!


What's Your Story?
May 12, 2017
Lakefly Writers Conference
Oshkosh, WI
Conference Website


Mindfulness and Journaling Mondays
Mid-November 2016 through January 2017
Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro, KY
Library Website | Directions

encore "What's Your Story?" Workshop

Anne West Lindsey District Library, Carterville IL
618-985-3298 | Library Website | Directions
Sat. October 29, 1–3 p.m. C.T.

W.Y.S. Level 1 Workshop with Luncheon, $30

Mount Saint Joseph Conference & Retreat Center
Cummings Rd., near Owensboro KY

- registration required -
270-229-0206 | Conference Center Website |
Sat. November 5, 9:30–11:30 a.m. C.T.

What Others Say: from past participants

"Kristine (K.D.), in addition to being a gifted writer, has the unique ability to inspire participants in her memoir writing seminars to reach inside themselves and pull out thoughts and recollections they wouldn't have thought to share. There is an atmosphere of trust among participants and magic happens."
 —  Lisa Hoppenjans, reporter, Dubois Spencer Co. Publishing

"I was impressed by the emotions and excitement your presentation created. Urgent desire to learn more to enhance my life, engage abilities, and share experiences. I loved this info and time you brought to us!"
 —  Dr. Robert K. Russell, L.C.I

"Enlightening, inspring, intelligently presented. The care you have for others shines through your words."
 —  Rebeccah Apling

"Wonderful! Thank you – I hope to make my students as excited as you have made me here today!"
 —  Gloria Schofield

"Very interesting, such a good teacher. Sparked lots of ideas. Please come back to Battle Creek!"
 —  Carolyn Quinn

Speaking Program Topics

Preserving Your Legacy
General in nature, using slides that demonstrate ways to touch upon cultural influences, historic data and genealogy to springboard capture of personal and/or family stories. Upbeat suggestions around living through ever-changing experiences, and then placing it on the page. Great for seniors and those who support and gather family histories. (Follow-up group sessions available.)

Spiritual Appointments
Have you felt the tug of urgency to get somewhere, to meet someone you don't yet know? Or more deeply, have you sensed a version of yourself you need to become?  We'll explore gentle, yet "aha!" observations of our shared human condition, and ways that writing benefits our growth. (Follow-up group sessions available.)

Writing for Artists
"It's hard to live your life in color and tell the truth in black and white." — Greg Allman, '97
Artists are storytellers, using preferred mediums to deliver a message. What if another level is available, by merely reframing your work? Your art already says things that are important—though not everyone speaks that language. Come prepared to experiment in new forms.

All Keynote Events are approximately 60 minutes.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss how I might participate in your meeting or event, and have additional speaking options. Contact Me