Writing Memoir

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  • “I discovered that it’s not always the topic of the literature that moves me, it’s the style of writing… The workshop was great fun and very inspiring.”

    Ina, November 5, 2014

  • “This past weekend was an extraordinary experience for me. Although I had participated in the “Writing a Memoir” workshop before, I had a significantly more relaxed, more creative experience. The structure of this workshop really worked for me and I felt a clear direction towards a personal essay during the entire first day. (more…)

    Nina, November 5, 2014

  • “I learned 4 organising principles for writing a personal essay. I was reminded how important it is to get back to writing every day.

    I was attracted to the workshop both because I wanted to know more about essay writing but also by the emphasis on completing a piece of work. That really inspired me and I’m so pleased that I completed it.

    Hearing other peoples’ work and discussing it is a great way to learn.”

    Jill, June 16, 2013

  • “I learned to re-engage with my writing.

    People were very positive, enthusiastic.”

    Sandra, June 16, 2013

  • “I learnt how to start a piece that you’re not absolutely confident about – and finish it.”I liked that we discussed techniques and were able to work with them immediately.”

    Henriette, June 16, 2013

  • “On a very practical level, I learned different ways of structuring a personal essay and many literary techniques for giving life to the essay. Besides that, I now have a simple check-list that will help me to finish my personal essays in the future.

    I really felt the joy of writing and the concentration of the group helped to get into the flow.”

    Camelia, June 16, 2013

  • “I learned at least three new techniques that will help me to continue to write and be productive.

    The workshop was focused, informative, entertaining, hilarious, engaging, fair, provocative, encouraging, professional, protective, positive…off the top of my head.”

    Tammie, June 10, 2013

  • “I learned, for the very first time, the different ways of structuring an essay. The way the essays were presented helped me discover my preferred essay style. I am going to expand on what I started this weekend and see where it takes me. This workshop was just what I needed to start me on writing again.”

    Dorothy, January 16, 2013