Memoir and Life Writing
Please address any enquiries about the courses to:
Department of English Part-time Courses
School of Humanities
3-5 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB
Tel: 0117 928 8924
How can we write about our lived experience?
This course aims to encourage, support, and excite participants in engaging with creative writing in a safe and informal space.
|When||Wednesday afternoons, 2 pm - 4 pm|
2 February to 13 April 2022 (no classes 23 February, 2 March and 6 April)
|Where||University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB.|
You will be introduced to a variety of approaches to memoir and life writing through a discussion of different texts, and we'll do writing exercises to explore your material in a confidential space. There will be opportunities to share your work if you wish.
Every week, we'll do exercises to explore aspects of the craft of writing, including how to progress and structure your writing, how to develop an individual narrative voice, mapping your plot, and how to integrate non-fiction material. Can dialogue be included/created? What kind of source material can be used? How do we navigate the vagaries of memory and differing points of view? Do we need to get the permission of others?
If you want to write about your life and engage in lively discussions with other writers, then this course is for you.
Wild; A Journey from Lost to Found to Cheryl Strayed (Atlantic Books 2012)
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot ( Canongate, 2016)
£140 per term
|Previous qualifications/experience||No qualifications needed. Open to the public.|