“The literary memoir, the stylized recollection of personal experience, is often as much about character and story and emotion as fiction is.”

–    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Writing Memoir (online)

A personal essay is 3,000 percent easier to write than a short story, claims writer Carol Bly.

The essay is indeed a scalable form. In fact, this is our starting point for Writing Memoir: the personal essay. During this weekend, you’ll get the coaching to create a complete personal essay—from idea to first draft.

Working in this form can help you:

  • access the personal stories that you want to tell
  • learn more about literary structure and the memoir
  • gain the confidence to actually finish a piece
  • deploy your skill in memoir and fiction

Beginners and non-native speakers of English are welcome.

  • July 13th to July 14th, 2024, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Taught by Lisa Friedman

  • Venue: Online

  • Register for this workshop (Fee: €150)

  • Have questions about this workshop? Call us +31 (0) 62 502 0817 or send us an email.

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