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Two Memoir writing workshops

        

   Sorry, but we have sold out for the memoir workshops. Please add yourself to the email list if you want to be amongst the first to hear of any new workshops…  and if you would like to read my article about writing a memoir online, here is the link https://www.annabelandgrace.com/tag/writing-a-memoir/ 

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Two memoir writing workshops in May with Alex and guest writer, Mary Griese.    

Dates and Time: Thursday mornings 10.30am-12.30 pm

19th and 26th May 2022

Venue: Hall & Woodhouse, 1 Old King Street Bath        Cost.  £52- Please note,  sorry but no refunds, however you can donate your place to a friend.

Please email to book and I will send you bank transfer details. Places are very limited and are only confirmed when payment is received.  

Over the two sessions, we will look at how to structure you memoir, how to gather info etc. with hands on writing exercises and lots of prompts.   If you are not writing a memoir, you can use the sessions to inspire  and motivate you, drawing ideas from your own life to write short stories or to create strong characters.

Beginners or experienced writers very welcome. Sessions are relaxed, fun and sociable.We look forward to hearing from you..  Alex

 

 

4 MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOPS – cancelled but will be held at a later date.

Im afraid this workshop is cancelled but I may do another workshop on the same theme later in the year, or next year – Please email if you would like to be on a list of interested people.

Meanwhile, Mary Griese, a favourite workshop leader, has had her first novel published by Y Lolfa and my conversation with her on video is below, so please scroll down, and get the book! It’s dark (Welsh Noir) beautifully written and a good read.

These workshops with Alex and her guest authors, are for anyone interested in writing a memoir, or wants to in use their own life as material in a novel or short stories. If you are writing fiction, the exercises will give you plenty of material for those telling details that bring a work alive.

We will do writing exercises to trigger memories, and look at examples of different types of memoir.

Just as in a novel we enjoy a beginning, middle and end, a memoir needs a structure. We will look at the different structures you can adopt to help shape your narrative and help you plan your project. Lots of hands-on creative writing exercises to get you going, or keep you going. Beginners and experienced writers very welcome.

3 Workshops in November

                                          November Creative Writing session in Bath Library                                   3 sessions 10.30-12.30 pm Bath Library with Alex and guests, fellow writers – Andrea Harman,  Mary Griese and James Ellis..  £54 for the series

                     Thursday 1st, 8th and 15th November (before the Christmas Market begins!)   Sold out now but please email if you would like to be on a waiting list

These hands-on sessions will be loosely based around memoir and autobiographical writing and are suitable for complete beginners or experienced writers. Each session will have a guest writer for half the session with further exercises to stimulate you to write. 

If you enjoy meeting fellow writers and like the stimulation of creative writing prompts, please email to  book and you can pay by bank transfer or send a cheque. Thanks 

£54 for the 3 sessions…

I’m afraid there are no refunds, but if you would like to send a friend instead please do so.

Period piece

Read any  Daphne Du Maurier? Write a memoir piece about the first time you read a classic novel you loved. Where were you? Was it a gift? Did you buy it? Was it in a classroom at school? Write about everything to do with your life at that time. Include the five senses. Have fun.

 

Want more inspiration for short and longer fiction? Jude’s running a writing session in late January with writer, Meg Pokrass on introducing humour into fiction. More details and booking  here.

Alex is running a session in March with novelist James Eliis,  to help you get ideas for novels and plotting.  8 places left.