Writing NSW

Online: Writing Memoir

In this six-week online course, Kate Holden takes you through discussion, exercises and the sharing of stories to help you shake off the cobwebs and tumbleweeds and find the story…

Workshops & Courses

Event Details

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Workshops & Courses

Event Starts

Jul 11, 2022

Event Ends

Aug 19, 2022

Full Price: $660
Member: $495
Conc Member: $430

In a big life, where is the story? Everyone has not just one story but thousands. Somewhere in your many years, encounters, lessons and relationships is the tale you need to tell. It may be sad, it may be joyful, complicated or simple, it might be just for you or it might be a story lots of people can share.

How do you condense a whole person into a memorable character on the page? What about the legal and ethical issues—how do you respect someone’s privacy while speaking the truth? And what are the ingredients that make a memoir something not only you will want to read, but people you’ve never met will want to read?

It’s one thing to live it; another to write it. In this six-week online course, Kate Holden takes you through discussion, exercises and the sharing of stories to help you shake off the cobwebs and tumbleweeds and find the story inside you – and how best to make it sing.

This online writing memoir course will include practical components and writing exercises as well discussions focused on theoretical issues.

This workshop will cover:

  • motives to write
  • motives to publish
  • memory and verification, clearances and permissions
  • legal and ethical issues
  • stylistic and voice issues
  • refining a story arc
  • boring and gripping memoirs

This course involves submitting short writing exercises, and giving and receiving peer feedback. Participants will receive limited tutor feedback.


For more information visit https://writingnsw.org.au/whats-on/courses/online-writing-memoir-2022/