Writing the Memoir

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Inglaterra)
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If you have a true story to tell and have been wondering how to start writing about it, this memoir writing workshop is for you. You will be introduced to essential ideas and questions you must consider before starting to write a memoir. Through presentations, handouts, discussions and writing exercises, you will examine how to write about the truth, what decisions are necessary to make, issues around subjectivity and taboo material and the notion of bearing witness to true events.Topics CoveredThe memoir writing workshop will cover the following topics:The five things that make a good memoirVirginia Woolf’s ideas around Moments of Non-Being vs. moments of BeingThe problems of memory and subjectivity, plus tackling taboo materialUsing the I voice: issues around narcissism and transparencyThe Reflective Voice – sharing your story/humanity, the subject of wisdom and what you have to pass on.The Ethics of Writing About Living PeopleGetting startedWhy Choose a City Short Course?Our writing the memoir one-day workshop will give students a firm grounding in key aspects of writing a memoir before embarking on a memoir of their own.Taught from our Central London campus on a Saturday, the workshop is easily accessible and fits around most schedules. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Saturday 12 November 2016 10am - 4pm One-day workshop £125.00 CS1225 Apply Now Saturday 4 March 2017 10am - 4pm One-day workshop £125.00 CS1225 Apply Now Saturday 10 June 2017 10am - 4pm One-day workshop £125.00 CS1225 Apply Now Tutor Info Monique Roffey is an award-winning Trinidadian-born writer. Her latest novel House of Ashes was shortlisted...

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inglaterra
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What will I learn?

Students will leave with a firm grounding in key aspects of writing a memoir and what they will need to think about before embarking on a memoir of their own.

Areas covered will include:

  • What makes a good memoir and why write one
  • How to handle telling the truth in a memoir, the problem of subjectivity and taboo material
  • When you are ready to start writing a memoir
  • How to capture the right tone
  • The importance of the reflective voice and resonance
  • How to getting started with fragments and sketches

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Teaching and Assessment

A one-day, seminar-style workshop. Written exercises in class. Q&As with the tutor throughout.