• Apr 20, 2021 from 10:30am to 1:00pm
  • Location: Collage Writing Room online
  • Latest Activity: Mar 13

Tuesday mornings: 10.30am-1pm; 20, 27 April, 4, 11, 18, 25 May. £125. Email kate@collage-arts.org.uk to reserve your place and receive a payment link. Virtual Writing Room via ZOOM video conference & correspondence.

‘You must write a memoir as if you’re writing a novel, you have to give it a shape.’ Blake Morrison

This course is for people who have done a previous course at Collage Writing Room with Giovanna, or who are some way into a life writing project.

 

Over 6 weeks, we will explore how to shape and structure our writing in a compelling and novelistic way. We will learn ways to hook our readers into our story, keep them turning the pages, charm and alarm them with our characters and reveal fascinating, relatable truths about our lives. We will investigate what is meant by a strong voice in memoir and understand how stylistic devices like dialogue, scene building, setting description, and suspense creates a vivid world the reader can disappear inside. As well as reading extracts from published memoirists, nominated students will have the chance to workshop extracts of their writing each week. All levels welcome.

 

We would love to welcome you to our writing community where you can progress your work, share ideas with other writers, and focus on your writing away from distractions.

http://collagewritingroom.com/summer-courses/

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Intensive General English course - Monday mornings from 10.30-12.30pm starting 19 April.

Salsa with Sureka online course - Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm starting 7 April.

English classes - Saturday mornings 10.30-12.30pm starting 10 April.

New Writing Workshops with Collage Writing Room starting in April and June -

Finding the poem – Monday evenings 6.30-9pm starting April 19 and another course starting June 7.

Intro. to life writing and Memoir – Tuesday mornings 10.30-1pm starting April 20 and another course starting June 8.

Prioritise your writing – Weds. mornings from 10.30-1pm starting April 21 and another course starting June 9.

Novella fever – Weds. evenings from 6.30-9pm starting June 9.

Explore Creative writing – Thurs. mornings from 10.30-1pm starting June 10.

 

 


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