Memoir in a Year: Finding Your Story

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Arnold Zable
29 July 2017 - 10:00 to 1:00 PM
Arnold Zable
Early, Emerging
First there is the question, what is the story? Then, what is the best way to tell it? A memoir focuses on a specific aspect of one’s life—a specific journey, or relationship, family episode, or theme.

There are many ways of writing a memoir, ranging from non-fiction to more daring approaches which cross the boundaries into fiction. Find out how to identify your story and tell it in a way that will engage and hold the reader.

You will learn

  • how to identify and define the story you wish to tell
  • how to craft a story that holds the reader
  • what is the best way to tell your specific story
  • exploration of the range of genres relevant to memoir
  • the heart of the writer’s task is to take people to other worlds, and get them to walk in another’s shoes.

About Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable is an acclaimed Australian writer, novelist, and human rights advocate. His books include the multi-ward winning memoir 'Jewels and Ashes', 'The Fig Tree', 'Café Scheherazade', 'Scraps of Heaven', 'Sea of Many Returns', 'Violin Lessons', and most recently, 'The Fighter'. He is the author of numerous essays, columns, and stories, works for theatre, His stories and novels have a strong basis in both contemporary and historical events. He has a doctorate from the School of Creative Arts, Melbourne University, and has been a guest lecturer, and writer in residence, both internationally and at a range of Australian Universities.

Memoir in a Year

Read more about our Memoir in a Year workshops, or save 10% on the full package of ten

Memoir in a Year: Finding Your Story, 29 July

Memoir in a Year: Research and Interviews, 26 August

Memoir in a Year: Themes, 23 September

Memoir in a Year: Memory vs Imagination, 28 October

Memoir in a Year: Voice and Narration, 25 November

Memoir in a Year: Character and Dialogue, 27 January

Memoir in a Year: Showing, not Telling, 24 February

Memoir in a Year: Legal Issues and Ethics, 31 March

Memoir in a Year: Protecting Yourself, 28 April

Memoir in a Year: Synopsis and Pitch, 26 May

Registration fee
Member $ 90.00
Concession Member $ 80.00
Non-Member $ 120.00
Donation $ 0.00

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