The Michael King Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce a new series of writing classes on memoir to be led by author, film and art historian, and life writing mentor Deborah Shepard.
Her books have been critically acclaimed for documenting the contribution of women to the arts in New Zealand. They include Reframing Women: A History of New Zealand Film (2000), Between the Lives: Partners in Art ( 2005) and Her Life's Work (2009.)
She will appear at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival in May to discuss her latest book Giving Yourself to Life: A Journal of Pain, Hope and Renewal, released by Calico Publishing this year. She held the Autumn Residency at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in 2013, when she worked on her next book Writing Your Heart Out: The Art and Craft of Memoir.
Deborah is a highly-regarded teacher of life writing, with years of experience. She has taught courses through the Centre for Continuing Education at The University of Auckland since 2006, is a life writing mentor for the New Zealand Society of Authors and is consultant biographer for Mercy Hospice.
There will be six classes in the series, held in Devonport starting April 21. They will cover all aspects of life writing, including exercises. The programme is designed for people who have never written before or who are new to memoir. It will have an intensive small-group format and entry is by application.
Memoir classes for beginner writers
Weekly, Tuesdays April 21 to May 26, 2015 | 6 pm to 8.30 pm (6 classes)
Cost: $250 incl GST
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