When I first started Susan Hodara’s memoir class, I thought I knew what I wanted to write about. Through the writing process and insights from Susan and the other writers, over many weeks, I realized that my story was really about something else-a difficult chapter in my early childhood. That was the beginning of my memoir. I would not have had the courage to explore this terrain without the support, encouragement and feedback from Susan and the thoughtful and talented writers that she attracts to HVWC.