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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.

Writing Funny Fiction

Monday 29th January at Beaufort Bookshop, 1 Beaufort Place, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RP, 10.30 am – 1.00 pm Cost: £28. Pay via paypal or any card on the paypal button below. Sold Out

Meg and Jude reading at the inaugural flash fiction festival in Bath, which Jude directed last June

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