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Your Story - a memoir writing course with WriteClub
Thu 9 Sep 2021 to Thu 25 Nov 2021
This real-time online course is designed to support you as you write your memoir. Whether you're at the initial ideas stage, or you already have a manuscript draft underway, regular workshops on craft, quality critique, weekly deadlines and the support of your fellow writers are here to help keep you on track.

Unlike many other writing courses, WriteClub offers real-time online sessions where you will feel part of a team, working towards a common goal. Your Story - the memoir course is divided into three 12-week parts so you can choose to commit to each part separately.

Week A = Under the Bonnet - workshop on craft
Week B = Feedback on your work with a small committed critique group
2 x 30 min 1-1 mentoring sessions with Alison Powell

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, Google folders and Slack. You will need access to a steady internet connection

Under the bonnet sessions:
• Staying focused - How to prioritise your writing
• What story are you writing? - Seven basic plots
• Psychic distance - How close are you to the action
• Archetypes - Who's on your team?
• Meanwhile... - who else is in your story?
• Experiments with form and making the most of your life story

About your facilitator:
Alison Powell supports new and established writers with their creative work. Having worked as a teacher and an education consultant for many years, she set up WriteClub in 2016 and has since run regular workshops on all aspects of the writing craft. 

"WriteClub really helped me to feel confident and engaged in my writing again. Al provides a welcoming and safe space to deeply explore your writing blocks and help you to get back on your feet." - Steve, therapist
"A high energy, motivational course that helped to bring structure to my writing, as well as give me a chance to explore different aspects that can boost my creativity." - Sue, journalist

Dates: Thursdays at 10am-12pm, 9 September - 25 November 2021
Location: Online
Cost: £375

To apply for a place, please register here and email with a sample of your work.

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