Poised for Retirement: Moving from Anxiety to Zen

Poised for Retirement: Moving from Anxiety to Zen
Published: June 13, 2017

June 2017

Poised for Retirement - Reading
- Bird and Beckett
in San Francisco, CA
(More info...)

July 2017

Poised for Retirement - Reading/Signing
- The BookMark Shoppe
in Brooklyn, New York
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Poised for Retirement - Reading/Signing
- Book Passage Ferry Building
in San Francisco, CA
(More info...)


Poised for Retirement: Moving from Anxiety to Zen (More info...)

Burned: A Memoir: An Oprah Magazine Great Read (More info...)

Reading Group Guide

April 2010 Issue
Reading Room Section
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How to Bury a Goldfish (More info...)

Workshops / Classes

"Taking a writing workshop with Louise Nayer is like spending time with a trusted friend. She offers insight, inspiration and support in a warm and welcoming environment. Nayer is a pro at keeping classes on track -- whether she's directing writing exercises, helping critique students' work, or sharing useful techniques, not a minute is wasted. The bottom line? Nayer is devoted to helping her students improve and succeed at their craft."
- Cynthia Nooney
(private workshop)

Workshops Special Note

Please contact me if you are interested in the Private Retirement Workshop or Private Writing Workshop at my house.


  • February 26 & March 5, 2017 - Workshop (2 sessions)
    Sundays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Teaching private workshop Memoir: Drawing Readers Into Your World. consisting of two morning classes at SF Writer's Grotto.
    The Grotto, 490 2nd Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA
  • Late March 2017 - Class
    Six week memoir class at Olli Program at UC Berkeley in late March 2017. More details as information becomes available.

Classes Taught at City College of San Francisco

Trauma and the Arts: An Interdisciplinary Approach; Creative Writing - Short Story; University-Parallel Reading and Composition; Reading, Writing, & Critical Thinking About Literature;