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Write Your Own Memoir

Write Your Own Memoir
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25 Oct 2024 to 27 Oct 2024 

Course Leader:  Rosie Jackson

Course Date:  Friday 25 - Sunday 27 October

Course Options:  - Residential - £375 Non Residential - £279

Course Timings:  Course starts with lunch, ends with lunch

Course Code:  R2224

Course Information:

Writing your own life story can be 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 provide a safe, supportive, confidential space, where you will learn ways to make your memoir the best it can be. We will reflect on audience, purpose and inspiration; issues of structure, shape, voice, tense, tone and narrative; do lots of pieces of writing; practice dialogue, drama and humour; consider spiritual and ethical issues; and look at some successful contemporary memoirs. 

Course Leader:  ROSIE JACKSON is a poet and creative writing tutor recently moved to Devon after many years in Somerset. She has taught at the University of East Anglia, trained in counselling, and run writing groups on Skyros and in community settings worldwide. Her spiritual life has taken her to India and a Sufi training in California. Her own memoir The Glass Mother was first published in 2016, and is now available on Amazon KDP. 

`Rich, brave, engaging… a far-reaching and thought-provoking memoir. ’ Jane Rusbridge

‘Intense recall of a life passionately lived.’ Dame Gillian Beer

Rosie has run popular memoir workshops for more than ten years, and dozens of her students have published their work. 

`Always helpful and encouraging. ’ Denis Ostler

‘Through Rosie's instruction, constructive criticism and encouragement I have discovered an ability to write.’  Sandy Earner

‘A brilliant tutor.’  Crysse Morrison




The balance will be due 10 days prior to the event

Non Residential

The balance will be due 10 days prior to the event