This masterclass will now take place online as a Webinar, using Zoom. It will still be happening on Saturday 4th April 2020 at 1.30pm. Tickets are now only £10. So you can now take place from anywhere in the world, you’re also getting a great bargain! Booking details here: https://kurious.art/whats_on/webinar-memoir-writing-masterclass/20200404-1330-webinar-memoir-writing-masterclass
This masterclass has an added level of poignancy now. If you want to express your thoughts on the Covid 19 pandemic but are unsure where to start, this is the perfect opportunity. Personally, I’ve been finding my friend and writing colleague Beverley Ward’s facebook.com/keepcalmandcarryonwriting/ page and group very useful, with its daily writing prompts.
I look forward to our afternoon of writing on 4th April! Get yourself comfy and have the following things near your computer screen: a notebook and pen (it can help the creative process to write or make notes in longhand) and an object that’s of sentimental value to you or something that tells a story about your life to use in writing exercises.
It will be a practical, creative masterclass, which will inspire you to write a fantastic memoir in any format – prose, poetry, for memoir writing for performance.
The Memoir Masterclass is aimed at people who want to tell the story of their life – or the story of a particular episode of their life. Maybe you know you have a great story to tell, but don’t know where to get started? I think we’re all going to have good stories about this unprecedented time of world-wide pandemic and mass communication.
In a supportive group, we will explore what makes a great memoir or autobiography. We will work on sparking memories, using “free writing” techniques to capture them. We will look at using poetry, prose and other techniques to capture memories, and using objects and photographs to help us to write our stories. The Memoir Masterclass will also look at structure, writing routines and will empower you to continue writing when you get home.
We will explore a variety of memoir writing techniques and genres, and you will actually start writing your memoir in the masterclass. The Memoir Masterclass will give you the confidence and support you need to tell your own story, in your own words.
About me: Anne Grange has been a freelance editor since 2013. As a freelance editor, she specialises in helping people to tell their own stories and enabling them to publish their memoirs and share them with the world, mostly working with self-published and indie authors.
Anne also works on community projects, such as the recent In Our Day project at Walkley Library, collecting the stories of people with dementia and compiling them into a fascinating book, documenting the colossal changes and challenges of ordinary people living in Sheffield in the twentieth century. She is an adult education tutor and experience course facilitator, specialising in creative writing and writing for wellbeing, and also works with adults with learning disabilities.
Storytelling is very important to Anne – whether memoir, fiction or through poetry, and as a novelist, she runs the Sheffield Novelists group which provides ongoing mutual support for novelists. Anne is the author of novels Outside Inside and Distortion.
To book a place on the Memoir Masterclass, visit the Kurious Arts website.