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Introductory Memoir Writing Course

10 week course with Kerry Sunderland

Starts Tuesday, March 30, 11am - 3pm

Book your spot before March 22: Book Here

Cost: sliding scale from $350 to $490

At Riverside Centre (Meeting Room)

'A transformational short course with former Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology creative writing tutor Kerry Sunderland.

{...}Writing memoir isn't just about arranging words on a page, it is about examining the people, places and events that have shaped you. In this exploration, you'll learn more about yourself and what has made you the person you are today. Writing about how you have transformed is, itself, inherently transformational.

{...}One of the most important aspects of writing memoir is learning what to include and what to leave out. We will also consider the difference between 'situation' and 'story', and play with the many ways there are to structure your story.

In this course, Kerry will guide you to:

• Explore memoir and life writing as a genre

• Develop connections with a community of writers

• Understand how to read like a writer and how to write for readers

• Consider the many ethical issues that arise when writing memoir

• Learn how to give and receive constructive feedback on writing

• Extend your learning with peer feedback on yours and others' writing

• Find out more about publishing opportunities.

The course will consist of writing exercises, facilitated discussions and feedback sessions about each participant's work.'

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Creative Writing Course at Riverside


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