Creative Writing Course: Memoir & Life Writing

What you'll learn

Learn how to write a memoir with our creative writing short courses in Sydney!

Put simply, life experience combined with a desire to write qualifies you to tell your own story.

Life’s challenges and complexities serve as grist for the writer’s mill and nobody navigates this life without struggle. Our experiences shape us and inform our worldview. Our personal circumstances, combined with our lived experience, our observations of the world, and our individual personality makes us unique; therefore the narratives of our lives are unique.

We will read, discuss and be inspired by excerpts from exemplary life-writing texts. With in-class writing exercises, we will focus on aspects of memoir writing and you will have the opportunity to share your work in a confidential and nurturing environment.

Learning outcomes 

By the end of this creative writing course, you should be able to:

  • draw on newly acquired knowledge and skills to continue on your writing journey independently
  • generate new writing ideas with increased confidence in experimenting with alternate forms
  • apply detail and drama to bring your writing to life
  • identify avenues of print and publication available in Australia.

What will be covered in this memoir writing course?

  • Telling your truth - Memoir, Autobiography and the Personal Essay
  • Sources and Memory
  • Finding your voice
  • Detail, drama, dialogue
  • Structure: shaping your narrative
  • Workshopping. Where to Now? Printing, publishing & self-publishing options

Please note: This is an interactive course and requires regular input from all participants.

Who is this memoir writing course for?

This is an introductory course for complete beginners and students who have started writing but want to develop their skills in this genre.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

What to bring to class 

  • A notebook with removable pages and something to write with
  • Laptops (optional)

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