Memoir Writing Class
Beginning September 10th for 10 weeks (excluding Oct 29th – half term)
“A memoir is how one remembers one’s own life.” Gore Vidal
Always wanted to write your life story? Ghostwriter and founder of Your Memoir Marnie Summerfield Smith leads a ten-week course to show you how.
Do you secretly wish you could write your memoir? Maybe you’ve started writing and now you’re a bit stuck. Or perhaps you love reading memoirs and are keen to think about them a bit more deeply.
Whatever your interest you will be made very welcome on my new course. I am a writer of 11 years experience and a published ghostwriter. In 2011 I founded yourmemoir.co.uk through which I help people write their memoirs. With this course, I will be helping people who want to try writing themselves but feel they need some guidance and support.
We will look at why we write memoirs, who we are writing for, what we should include, what we should leave out, structure, how to remember, themes, voice, the three distinct types of writing that make up a memoir, how long a memoir should be, keeping the reader interested and what to do with our memoirs once they are written. I can offer advice on publishing.
I aim to keep the class small and friendly. Sessions will consist of feedback from the previous week, discussion and writing exercises. Bring a notebook and pen. Ongoing support will be available when the course is completed.
"That's one regret I have. I didn't get as much of the family history as I could have for the kids." Robert De Niro