Writing the Memoir

City University London
Course summary
1 day
130 GBP
Part time
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 15/02/2020 - London
Course Dates
15/02/2020   (English)
130 GBP
06/06/2020   (English)
130 GBP
Writing the Memoir

Course description

Writing the Memoir

If you have a true story to tell and have been wondering how to start writing about it, this introduction to memoir writing workshop is for you.

You will be introduced to a few essential ideas and questions you must consider before starting to write a memoir.

What will I learn?

You will leave with a firm grounding in key aspects of writing a memoir and what you will need to consider before embarking on a memoir of your own.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

The workshop is most suitable for those new to memoir writing. More experienced writers are also welcome, though should be aware this is an introductory course.

Bring paper and pen and expect to take notes and bring ideas and questions too.

English requirements

The course would best suit writers fluent in English.

Training Course Content

Areas covered will include:

  • Aspects of memoir-writing - what makes a
    good memoir?
  • How to get started: ideas about structure and style
  • Finding your voice: the importance of reading to writing
  • What is “truth” in memoir-writing? Dealing with subjectivity and
    problematic material
  • How to begin: the writer’s notebook

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City University London

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