Writing the Memoir

A four-week memoir and personal essay writing course looking at how to take care of yourself as a writer, and how writing can take care of you.

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A four-week memoir and personal essay writing course looking at how to take care of yourself as a writer, and how writing can take care of you.

About the course

Course Fee

U.K: 150 GBP
U.S: 175 USD

Course Dates

Saturday, Oct. 30th, 2021
Saturday, Nov. 6th, 2021
Saturday, Nov 13th, 2021
Saturday, Nov 20th, 2021

Course Length

4 Weeks

Weekly Study

One Hour

Testimonial

Student

I am very excited to take this course!

Course summary

This four-week memoir and personal essay writing course looks at how to take care of yourself as a writer and how writing can take care of you. We will start by thinking about our internal barriers to writing and how to overcome them, and we will go on to learn observational skills and methods of remembering, think in depth about the texture of complex emotions, and consider the challenges, rewards and ethics of turning real life into prose.

How you will learn

Our team of editors, novelists and scriptwriters will provide a helping hand – making you a more confident writer.

Thanks to our status as a platform for discovering the best literary talent – having helped kick-start the careers of several literary writers to acclaim, such as Nikesh Shukla, Naomi Alderman, Peng Shepherd, Clare Wigfall, Stuart Evers, Inua Ellams and others on the Man Booker Prize longlists – we have far-reaching external networks that create opportunities for your work to get in front of editors, agents and publishers. You will learn through:

  • Generating and pitching ideas
  • Submissions best practices and feedback
  • Live readings & performances
  • Writing and sharing your work online
  • Specialist workshops
  • Live salons
Current Status
Not Enrolled
Price
200
Get Started

A four-week memoir and personal essay writing course looking at how to take care of yourself as a writer, and how writing can take care of you.

The Tutor

Xanthi Barker

Xanthi Barker is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction based in London. She has an MA in Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her story One Thing was published in 2019 as part of Open Pen's novelette series. Will this house last forever? a memoir about growing up with and grieving an absent father is published in 2021 from Tinder Press.