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In a time when celebrity culture has dominated the concept of ‘SELF’, it has never been more important to capture both the ordinary and the extraordinary nature of our personal lives and forge them into meaningful art. Through a series of workshops, you will draw on your own experience, exploring such concepts as history and memory, to write about the ‘SELF’ and be guided through the necessary steps to produce well-crafted and imaginative pieces of memoir writing. As well as educating the imagination to put your life experiences into words, we will look at what writing is and what it can become. For the unseasoned writer, playing with words will enable you to develop your writer’s voice; those who have been writing a while will learn how to drill deeper into their notion of writing, and build upon their knowledge of the word.
How will I know how I am doing?
There is no formal assessment as this course is based on developing your knowledge and in participating in open discussions.
How will I learn?
Teaching will be delivered through a series of online workshops (via Microsoft Teams) that aim to develop confidence in writing and reading your work aloud, as well as providing the necessary feedback to your peers in a supportive and constructive way. Ultimately, the aim is to broaden your knowledge of the memoir as well as provide guidance on how best to craft your writing. Some weekly sessions will be supported by reading material that draws from a diverse community of writers. Some experience in writing prose and poetry is an advantage but not necessary. However, a willingness to learn by exploring new ideas and the ability to communicate your work effectively is necessary.
Other than access to a computer and the internet, there are no entry requirements. All that we ask is that you have a passion for the subject.
What can I do next?
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