Discover what memoir can achieve at its best, and some common pitfalls to avoid. You’ll get a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts view – from structure and storytelling to how to create characters, using tools of memory, and navigating the tricky ethical territory of writing about people you know. Tackle your project through a combination of webinars and submissions of your own work. You’ll receive direct feedback from your tutor and fellow course participants on your writing. Theoretical components will be taught in conjunction with practical exercises.
Webinars: 17 July, 7 August, 4 September, 9 October, 13 November, 6-7.30pm
Submissions of up to 3,000 words due: Wednesdays 18 July, 15 August, 12 September, 17 October
Read an article by Jo Case on her five top tips for writing memoir here.
About Jo Case
Jo Case is the author of 'Boomer and Me: A Memoir of Motherhood and Asperger’s', which was shortlisted for the Russell Prize for Humour Writing in 2015. Her personal essays have been published in the anthologies 'Rebellious Daughters' (2016) and 'Mothermorphosis' (2015) and in The Age, and her fiction has been published in Best Australian Stories and The Big Issue. She has been associate editor of Kill Your Darlings and senior writer/editor at the Wheeler Centre.
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