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Spread the Word Online Course: Writing Compelling Memoir with Lily Dunn
Thu 4 Jul 2019 to Wed 14 Aug 2019
How do we write our own personal narrative so that it resonates powerfully with others? We are surrounded by first-person narrative, through social media and personalised columns in broadsheets, but the role of literature is to transcend the every day.

Through set texts and assignments, Lily Dunn will introduce creative nonfiction and the use of fictional technique to add colour, drama and texture to fact-based stories. She will help you get in touch with the heart of what you want to write about and why, drawing it back to the universal. 

Lily will give feedback on two of the three assignments set on the course and will be feeding students with further reading suggestions and reflections over the six-week duration.

This course is designed for beginners and more experienced writers who are interested in finding ways to elevate the purely confessional to publishable standard.

Lily Dunn is an author, mentor and lecturer. She has just finished writing a memoir about her father and the legacy of his various addictions. She is studying for a doctorate at Birkbeck, University of London, where she joins a discussion around life writing and ways to protect ourselves when drawing on personal material.

Dates: 4 July - 14 August 2019
Location: Online
Cost: £90-£72

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