Join Michelle Elvy, writer and editor and once-upon-a time historian from New Zealand for a course in writing memoir. The course will consist of discussions and exercises with a focus around building voice and creating believable story arcs around material that is drawn from memory – and the space that we need to examine between memory and reality. You will be introduced to a variety of memoir writing – from straight narrator to graphic novel to diary-like writing to creative non-fiction small story writing. You will also have the opportunity to share and talk about the stories you have written.
The course aims to examine what makes a particular memoir feel ‘real’, and why some resonate so deeply with us. The course will also discuss topics that include establishing your own voice, building the world for your memories/ memoir writing, the fallibility of memory, the gaps between the stories we tell, and how to accommodate them as well as the truth in storytelling.
|No. of classes||Days||Dates||Time|
|8||Every Saturday||10 Sep – 29 Oct 2022||10:00am – 12:00pm|
Laptop and writing materials.
Art and language students, prospective art students, art enthusiasts, teachers and/or anyone interested in memoir writing.
(after National Silver Academy subsidy)
Note: Course fee not inclusive of application fee.