Phoenixes Memoir and Nonfiction Group

Bi-weekly on Wednesdays @ 20:00 CET / 11:00 PDT

We’re a small group of international memoir / nonfiction writers. Are you working on a long-form project or collection of shorter pieces? Whatever themes you’re interrogating or exploring, this feedback group aims to create a supportive environment where you can feel free to relive and alchemise those thoughts, memories and experiences into a polished text. We’re specifically looking for dedicated writers interested in seeing their projects through to publication.

The hosts

Curtis Chin is a Writer/Producer/Director/Activist. A graduate of the undergraduate creative program at the University of Michigan, and recipient of multiple awards and fellowships from ABC/Disney Television, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Curtis’ documentaries have screened the world over. As an activist he co-founded the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. His memoir, “Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant,” recently sold to Little, Brown (2023).

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Derville Quigley is an Irish writer based in Amsterdam. She has written mostly short stories to date and has been published by The Blue Nib, The Ogham Stone, Beyond Words, Free Spirit, Bangor Literary Journal and The Garfield Lake Review. Her last short play was produced by Cork Arts Theatre. She is one of the co-founders of Strange Birds.

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