Life Writing: Memoir and Biography 2020
Writing memoir involves a balance between capturing your own memories on the page and writing biographical accounts of the people, including the ancestors, who have left an imprint on your life.
WHEN: 5 X sessions, Monday 7 - Friday 11 September, 9:30am - 1pm
WHERE: The University of Auckland, City Campus
Writing memoir involves an intricate interplay between writing down and preserving your own memories and constructing biographical accounts of the people, including the ancestors, who have left an imprint on your life. On this course, you will receive tuition on the fundamentals of writing memoir and biography and its ethical implications along with techniques that will assist you to write with flair and originality about the key figures, both living and from the past, who have influenced and helped shape your life. It is suitable for participants who have not yet completed Life Writing 1.
Session one: Arriving here – the importance of preserving my story and the family history.
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"This is such a worthwhile course where emotional safety and student growth in writing are paramount."
– Marilyn Woolford