Writing your memoir is a wonderfully healing and fulfilling process. Whether it’s for your family, children, grandchildren, publication, self-publishing, or just for yourself, a memoir will help make sense of your experience, and provide an opportunity to reflect on the deeper meaning of your life. This workshop will introduce you to different approaches and skills to make your memoir the best it can be.
Participants will learn to distinguish between memoir and autobiography; reflect on their audience and purpose; learn how to structure and shape a memoir; read extracts from some successful contemporary examples; write episodes that can be the basis for chapters and in so doing start to develop their own voice and angle; think about spiritual and ethical issues.
single £155; shared £135; non-res £115
Rosie Jackson lives near Frome, and works with the arts in community and health settings. She has degrees from Warwick and York, has taught in many venues – University of East Anglia, Skyros Writers’ Lab – and is widely published. Her books include Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion, The Eye of the Buddha, Mothers Who Leave, What the Ground Holds and poetry The Light Box. Her memoir The Glass Mother ispublished in 2016 by Unthank Books.