Welcome to the Center for Autobiographic Studies (CAS) website. CAS is a not-for-profit educational organization since 1997, dedicated to promoting the knowledge, appreciation, creation and preservation of autobiographic works. These works may be written for self-understanding, for preserving family and cultural history, or for pooling wisdom gained from diverse individuals’ life experiences.

Here, you will find updates about the most current happenings at CAS and you will find helpful information about writing and/or publishing your autobiographic writing. We thank you for your interest and welcome your comments and participation.

Director of CAS Tristine Rainer will be speaking and reading about her mentor Anaïs Nin in a free event "The Allure of Anaïs Nin" on Friday – 7:00pm, January 29, 2016, Antioch Community Hall, 602 Anacapa Street antiochsb.edu/nin

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Notice of private memoir-in-progress class in Brentwood, CA

Tristine Rainer, Ph.D. will be offering a private works-in-progress class in Brentwood, CA that will begin on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 1-3 PM and continue every other week: Feb 6, Feb 20, March 5, April 2, and April 16 and 30.
With that commitment you can get serious about your writing.  The class will be limited to 10 participants.

If you are interested in getting more information about the class please use the Contact link at the top of this home page.  Please include one or two sentences describing the memoir you would be working on.

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