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NCW Academy: Tell Your Story Through Memoir with Emmanual Iduma (Online)
Mon 12 Feb 2024 to Mon 29 Apr 2024
Do you want to tell your own story? Looking for a high quality, in-depth writing course that will provide you with the tools and techniques for writing a compelling memoir?

Life stories have resonance for others and are a gift to be shared. Join Emmanual Iduma (author of I Am Still With You) for a flexible 12-week memoir writing course, where you will develop a practical understanding of how to write a memoir and feel confident and comfortable with the notion of feeling vulnerable.

You’ll be exposed to a wide variety of memoirs told through a range of forms – from memoirs written in first person, or even second person point of view, to memoirs told in snapshots, experimental montage, and even graphic memoirs. Texts used in this course will be written by professional and non-professional writers, so, whether you’ve got previous writing experience or not, you’ll find work written by people easily relatable.

Emmanuel Iduma is a writer who trained as a lawyer in Nigeria. He is the author of the travelogue A Stranger’s Pose (2018), which was longlisted for 2019 Ondaatje Prize, and I Am Still With You (2023), a memoir on the aftermath of the Nigerian civil war. He has written for Granta, n+1, the New York Review of Books, Aperture, Yale Review, and others. He was awarded a Windham-Campbell Prize for nonfiction in 2022. In 2020, Iduma was recognized in Apollo International Art Magazine’s ’40 under 40 Africa’ for the broad social impact of his work. Iduma has an MFA in Art Writing from the School of Visual Arts, New York City, where he taught for several years. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria and Norwich, UK.

Dates: 12 February - 29 April 2024 (12 weeks)
Location: Online
Cost: £475

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