Connie Josefs has more than 20 years experience developing programs for writers diverse in age, ability and expertise. She has designed curricula and taught workshops and seminars in both fiction and creative non-fiction writing. She has also worked extensively with older adult populations to write, organize and publish their memoirs.
Connie began her career as a freelance comedy writer and literary consultant for television and motion pictures. As a story analyst for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, she read and evaluated scripts and literary material submitted for film and television production. She also worked as a writer/producer of educational and promotional video programs for businesses and non-profits.
Connie taught memoir writing to older adults in Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College program, and was founding editor of the Emeritus College literary journal, E-33: Writings from Emeritus. She moved to New Mexico in 2006, where she was a guest artist in the writing program at UNM Taos, and led writing workshops for Yaxche School and the Chesed Project.
Connie currently teaches classes in memoir and fiction writing at the University of New Mexico’s Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning in Albuquerque, and at SouthWest Writers. She leads private workshops and provides individualized coaching, editing and manuscript consultation through The Writing Circle.
Connie received her MFA in fiction writing from Antioch University in Los Angeles. Her fiction and essays have appeared in magazines and literary journals.