Storytelling is my passion.
On paper, in groups, and on stage
- Small Group Memoir Writing Workshops
- Conferences & Special Events
Writing & Editing
- Freelance Writing
- Content Development
- Editing and Proofing
- Keynote Speaker
- Breakout Sessions
- Media Inquiries
For the past seven years, Myrle has led memoir writing classes for senior centers, churches, retirement living centers, OSHER Lifelong Learning, the DE Cancer Support Community, AARP and other groups.
Her forthcoming book is based on leading workshops for Jewish Family Services of Delaware, for which she received their Volunteer of the Year “Mensch” Award.
Myrle’s Memoir Classes
You can write a memoir: it’s like telling stories to your grandchildren! Book Myrle to host a memoir writing group customized for your needs. Myrle will lead participants through writing their life story. Myrle can even help participants get started publishing their memoirs.
Myrle’s Memoir Coaching
Hire Myrle to work 1 on 1 to write memoirs. She will work with you to create windows into your life story from the very beginning, all the way to publishing your memoirs.
Writing & Editing
Myrle is a freelance writer specializing in newspaper and magazine articles for older adults, as well as business histories, business white papers, newsletters, website content, press releases, and medical patients’ stories in layman’s language.
Hire Myrle to write for you:
- Newspaper and magazine articles
- How-To books
- Press Releases
- Business history
- Biography or memoir
- Ghostwriting and collaboration
- Website content
Samples of Myrle’s Work
AARP Delaware Website
- “Write your story and connections will happen” – September 2014
- “It Takes a Village” (PDF) – February 2017
- “What If Tomorrow You Couldn’t Drive?” – July 2016
- “Love Can Come At Any Age” – February 2016
- “Reenactment of Battle of the Brandywine” (PDF) – July 2014
- “Looking For College Funds?” (PDF) – December 2014
- Connecting the Generations: A Grandchild’s Memory Book (PDF)
- “Memories of Christmases Past” (PDF) – December 2010
Christiana Care Health Systems
- “Surgery for a rare cancer helps patient regain active life” (Image) – January 2012
- “Patient praises her Cyberknife treatment experience” – September 2010
Book Myrle for an engaging presentation at your conference or event. Myrle shares her personal story, as well as her endearing tales from her experience helping hundreds of others frame the narrative of their life. Myrle is available to deliver keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and conference workshops.
In October 2018, Myrle was a breakout session presenter at the national conference of the Village-to-Village Network, an organization of 350 Villages which help older adults age well, providing professional and volunteer services. Her subject, “Benefits of Workshops for Villages and Their Members”, included “How-To” information for establishing and nurturing the groups.
Myrle Gilpin Bowe earned a BS degree in Business (Marketing) from California State University Northridge; an MA in Urban Affairs and an MBA from the University of Delaware. She has managed small businesses and worked in large corporations, and was an investment broker and financial planner for 25 years.
In the past seven years she has led memoir writing classes for senior centers, churches, retirement living centers, OSHER Lifelong Learning, the DE Cancer Support Community, AARP and other groups. Her forthcoming book, “Memoirs of a Memoir Coach: How to Nurture a Long-running Group,” is based on leading workshops for Jewish Family Services of Delaware, for which she received their Volunteer of the Year “Mensch” Award.
Myrle has been a dedicated volunteer for most of her life. Her assignments have included work as a writer, editor and planner on the Delaware AARP Communications Task Force, and articles and press releases for various organizations. For four decades she was a member of the Executive Board or Advisory Board of the Delmarva Boy Scout Council, with particular responsibilities in the teenage co-ed Exploring program.
Please contact me about teaching memoir writing, writing for you, or speaking to a group, perhaps about villages formed to help older adults remain in their homes.
Use the form below to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you!