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Tell Your Story

Explore, Discover, Heal, Transform Yourself...
and Inspire Others!

Our stories and our feelings about them matter. Honor them.


I lead workshops on writing your solo show, memoir, or personal essay. Anyone who grew up or is currently living between or among different worlds, as a bridge or an island or both (whatever that may mean to you), will get a lot from this class. The sessions are helpful for anyone with a story they want to share. Scroll down for testimonials or click on the menu bar above.

Photo of Elizabeth Liang: actress, writer, producer, and workshop leader
In these workshops, you'll receive:

• great writing prompts
• weekly messages with links to inspiring articles/interviews between sessions
• assignments that help you to make real progress
• handout with helpful writing tips, recommended reading & viewing, and more
• help drafting an outline for your show
• guidance from a professional, internationally touring solo performer and published essayist who grew up interculturally
• my free eBook with more tips on creating a solo show or memoir
...all in a safe space that honors your story and your feelings about it. I'd love for you to join me.

To take a free session of Lisa Liang’s Tell Your Story workshop, click here. 
OFFERINGS

Group Solo Show & Memoir Workshops
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2021 SCHEDULE

Workshops in ALL Time Zones!

Memoir & Solo Show Workshop via Skype
  Thursdays, 7-9pm, UTC/GMT
  (That’s 11am-1pm, Pacific Time (USA/MEX/CAN)
       August 26 - September 23 (5 sessions)
       October 14 - November 18 (5 sessions - NO CLASS NOV 11)

  Saturdays, 11am-1pm, Singapore Time
  (That’s Fridays, 7pm-9pm, Pacific Time (USA/MEX/CAN))
       August 28 - September 25 (5 sessions)
       October 16 - November 20 (6 sessions)

  Sundays, 11am-1pm, Pacific Time (USA/MEX/CAN)
       August 29 - September 26 (5 sessions)
       October 17 - November 21 (6 sessions)

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Pop-in Workshops via Skype or MS Teams
  First Friday of the month, 12pm Pacific Time
      60-90 minutes depending on number of participants
      July 2 | Aug 6 | Sept 3 | Oct 1 | Nov 5 
      1 writing prompt, then share material you’ve brought in for feedback 
     Click here to register.
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"Jumpstart Your Story" via Skype
  Saturday, 12-5pm Pacific Time (one 5-hour session)
       July 17 RESCHEDULED TO August 14 | September 18 | November 20
       You will walk away with rich material and an outline!

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Complete Your Solo Show or Memoir via Skype
  Mondays, Time TBA
      March 29 - September 13 (24 sessions, no class Sept 6)
       You will walk away with a complete draft and a staged reading for your first audience!
       On top of 6 months of weekly classes, this is also included: 
       • 3 private coaching sessions 
       • 2 script critiques
       • Handouts: on creation timeline, structure, support, recommended reading & viewing 
       • FREE Monthly Pop-in Workshops in the last 3 months leading up to your performance/reading
       • 40 min, 50 min & 60 min in-class performances/readings with written feedback to allow you to workshop large chunks of material & prepare you for the final workshop performance/reading
       • Full-length live-streamed workshop performance or reading for an invited audience. (Memoirists will read up to 20 minutes if they choose to read, but it’s not mandatory. Solo show creators will
perform!)
       • Post-show consult

To schedule a phone or Skype chat to discuss your project and my workshop rates, here is my meeting calendar.
Pick a time/date that works for you!

One-on-One Solo Show Coaching
I also work one-on-one with solo show creators who are unable to participate in group workshops. Meetings are via Skype.
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Weekly Solo Show Coaching
For 6 weeks, I will work with you once per week via Skype. Each session is an hour long (with leeway for an added 10-15 minutes if needed). You present 20 minutes of your work on your feet and then I work with you on it for the rest of the session. Sometimes you’ll work on more than one 20-minute segment, depending on how many notes I have.

You’ll bring a recording device to each session in order to later transcribe improvisations, notes, and your spoken answers to questions. The recording device is an invaluable tool in the creation process.

Homework is assigned if necessary, depending on how much material you have already.
$425

Monthly Solo Show Coaching
For 6 months, I work with you once per month via Skype. Each session is an hour long (with leeway for an added 10-15 minutes if needed). The process is the same as it is in the Weekly Coaching; it’s simply less frequent.
$425

Solo Show Coaching + Script Assessment
This package is for people who want to have a first draft or revised draft and are willing to put in the effort to make it happen. It includes:
• 6 weekly or monthly coaching sessions
• 1 in-depth written script assessment
• Final (7th) session, where you present your draft, receive final notes, and are congratulated on your tremendous achievement!

The entire process is covered in 10 weeks or 7 months, depending on the frequency of meetings (weekly or monthly).
$800

The Kickstart Your Solo Show session
Sometimes all you need is 90 laser-focused minutes of coaching to kickstart the process of creating your solo show. You’ll get:
• in-session writing prompts
• feedback on any material you bring in
• suggestions for how to open and/or close your show by the end of the session
• a handout of helpful tips to send you on your way. This session kicks your butt into gear.
$150
To schedule a phone or Skype chat to discuss your project, here is my meeting calendar.
Pick a time/date that works for you!

Assessment of Memoir Manuscripts
Separate from my workshops, I also assess memoirs that are "in process" or not at their final draft.
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I read your manuscript thoroughly, looking at story/content, narrative voice, character arc, plot, structure, back story, consistency, clarity, and syntax. I also give general feedback on grammar and punctuation if necessary. (This does not include formal proofreading or copyediting; rather, I give examples when there are numerous errors.) You have several options:

Written Assessment of Complete Draft
A constructive, detailed written assessment of your complete draft, which will be sent to you 4-6 weeks* after receiving your manuscript. (I will confirm the deadline with you.) Assessments are generally between 1,500 and 4,000 words (guideline only) depending on the material you submit.
*I also offer “short turnaround” assessments within 2 weeks of receiving manuscripts.

Telephoned/Skyped Assessment of Complete Draft
A constructive, detailed assessment over the telephone or via Skype, 4-6 weeks* after receiving your complete draft. (I will confirm the deadline with you.) Assessments over the telephone/Skype last between 30 and 60 minutes.
*I also offer “short turnaround” assessments within two weeks of receiving manuscripts.

Telephoned/Skyped Assessment of Work in Progress
Constructive, detailed assessments over the telephone or via Skype, 1-2 weeks after receiving each segment of your work-in-progress. (I will confirm each deadline with you.) We will have monthly meetings for 6-12 months as you work to complete your manuscript.

Written Mini-Assessment
A constructive, detailed written assessment of the first few chapters of your manuscript (up to 8,000 words). The assessment will be sent to you within 2 weeks of receiving your manuscript.

To schedule a phone or Skype chat to discuss your project, here is my meeting calendar.
Pick a time/date that works for you!


DISCLAIMER
These workshops are not an alternative to therapy, counseling, psychoanalysis, or support groups. I am not a mental health professional. I can only facilitate the telling of your story.


For more info on the workshops or assessments, please email me (Lisa) OR schedule a phone or Skype chat to discuss your project using my meeting calendar.
You can also sign up for my newsletter to stay updated on when the next workshops will begin. You'll receive my free eBook: "Lisa Liang's Solo Show & Memoir Crash Course" with writing prompts to get you started!
I respect your privacy and will never, ever share your information with anyone.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PROFESSORS

"You were fantastic and you opened up so many possibilities for my students and helped create a dynamic class environment. We have really benefited from the workshop. I can't thank you enough."
-Laura Kina, Vincent de Paul Professor of Art, Media, and Design at DePaul University

"Elizabeth is an extraordinarily insightful thinker on others' life writing--I've seen her in action, asking people such perceptive questions and bringing them into their stories in ways they had never anticipated and found beautiful."
-Professor Wendy L. Belcher, Princeton University

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TESTIMONIALS FROM PARTICIPANTS

"It was filled with moments of great pleasure and great growth for me. To me, that is some of the most wonderful stuff in life, and I am tremendously grateful."
-Lisa Dring, Actor and Creator of the solo show Death Play

"Taking Lisa’s solo writing workshop is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. It was amazing to see the evolution of my work in such a short amount of time. I had been working on a solo piece for 5 years and never really knew what it was truly about, or what catalyzed its creation. Lisa’s incredibly insightful questions have turned it into something honest, relatable and something I now need to perform. Lisa’s workshops were always the highlight of my week and she’s just as excited about seeing your work as you are about sharing it. I also loved how she encourages you between workshops with helpful articles and encouraging quotes about writing. Do yourself a favor and take this class!"
-Julie Gouin, Teacher/Writer/Actress

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PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

Photo of Elizabeth Liang leading workshop for students in classroom at Princeton University
(Photograph by Daniel Lawrence: Princeton University)

My seven+ years of leading workshops have produced inspiring results for participants at conferences, on college campuses, and in private sessions. See testimonials above and list of past workshops below.
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LIST OF WORKSHOPS

One six-month international workshop via Skype in March-September 2021

One 90-minute workshop for Vassar College via Zoom in March 2021

One six-week international workshop via Skype in Jan-March 2021

One six-week cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in Jan-March 2021

One 5-week local (L.A.) workshop via Skype in fall 2020

One 5-hour cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in fall 2020

One 6-week cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in fall 2020

One 6-week cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in summer-fall 2020

One 6-week cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in summer 2020

One 6-week cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in spring 2020

One 5-hour cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in spring 2020

One 3-hour workshop for Cal State L.A. in March 2020

One 90-minute workshop at TCK Symposium at Lewis & Clark College in February 2020

One 75-minute workshop at NAFSA XII Conference in November 2019

One 5-week local (L.A.) workshop via Skype in spring 2019

One 3-week local (L.A.) workshop in April 2019

One 3-hour workshop for Wellesley College in March 2019

One 2-hour workshop for Saint Mary’s College (IN) in February 2019

One 5-week local (L.A.) workshop via Skype in fall 2018

One 2-hour workshop for California State Summer School for the Arts at CalArts in July 2018

One 6-week local (L.A.) workshop via Skype in spring 2018

One 3-month cross-country workshop via Skype in winter/spring 2018

One 4-month local (L.A.) workshop via Skype in winter/spring 2018

One 5-hour local (L.A.) workshop at Chromolume Theatre in March 2018

One 90-minute workshop at the Critical Mixed Race Conference at University of Maryland in March 2018

One 2-week international workshop via Skype in February 2018

One 2-hour workshop at Bootleg Theater in November 2017

One 4-week local (L.A.) workshop via Skype in fall 2017

One 2-hour workshop at California State University, Los Angeles in October 2017

One 6-week cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in summer-fall 2017

One 6-week local (L.A.) workshop at Chromolume Rehearsal Studio in summer-fall 2017

One 6-week international workshop via Skype in spring-summer 2017

One 6-week local (L.A.) workshop via Skype in spring 2017

One 6-week international workshop via Skype in spring 2017

One 5-week local (L.A.) workshop via Skype in winter 2017

One 6-week cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in winter 2017

One 6-week cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in fall 2016

One 6-week international workshop via Skype in summer-fall 2016

One 6-week workshop at Chromolume Dance Studio in L.A. in summer 2016

One month-long cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in spring 2016

One 6-week international workshop via Skype in winter 2016

One 90-minute workshop as guest lecturer at DePaul University in September 2015

One 5-week workshop at ComedySportzLA in summer 2015

One 5-week cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in summer 2015

One 5-week cross-country (USA) workshop via Skype in winter 2015

One 5-week international workshop via Skype in fall 2014

One 6-week workshop at ComedySportzLA in summer 2014

One 50-minute workshop as guest lecturer at Princeton University in February 2014 (pictured above)

Two 90-minute workshops at California State University, Los Angeles in January 2014

One month-long workshop at Vs. Theatre in L.A. in January 2014

One 5-week workshop at ComedySportzLA in fall 2013

Concurrent Session on writing a TCK solo show, memoir, or personal essay at the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) conference in Virginia, March 2014 and in Maryland, March 2013
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