Writing your memoirs will lead you into emotionally difficult territory. How much of what you write will be the truth? And how do you select what to write about?
Be prepared for a journey of self-discovery and soul-searching. Memoir writing can be a therapeutic and beneficial experience. In the Writing Your Memoir workshop, we discuss how to choose a subject, plan, focus, and begin a memoir. What makes for good subjects in memoirs?
We also explore the differences between autobiography and memoir and address the idea of self-disclosure. There is time for multiple writing exercises in recalling people, places, and events, readings from published memoirs, discussion of the tension between emotional and factual truth, ideas about truth-telling for memoirists, one-on-one sharing and critique, and advice on publishing.
Please note that this is not an accessible space, stairs up to the function room.
Bookings are essential. Maximum 30 people.
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