ONLINE WORKSHOP: Navigating the Emotional Journey of Memoir

A portrait of Yuot Alaak, a man with dark brown skin and black hair. He is seated casually and smiling

A portrait of Yuot Alaak
27 November 2021 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Yuot Alaak
Memoir writing can be emotionally draining but can also be cathartic. Learn how to navigate the emotional journey that is memoir writing. It is important that memoirists strike the right balance between emotion and reason. Writing a memoir is about deep personal reflections and it is important writers do not rely on shallow emotions at the expense of reason as readers will see through this. Learn to navigate this emotional journey with confidence.

This workshop will take place online. Detailed information for participation will be provided.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about emotions and why they’re important in memoir
  • Writing painful and traumatic memories
  • Learn how to write with your heart and edit with your brain
  • Understanding the healing and destructive power of memoir
  • Researching memoir – the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth or is it?

Before the course, please read about or google the second Sudanese civil war as Yuot’s memoir takes place during this period.

About Yuot Alaak

Yuot Alaak is a Western Australian Writer. His short story, The Lost Girl of Pajomba was anthologised in ways of being here (Margaret River Press, 2017) Yuot is a former child refugee from South Sudan and was one of the 20,000 'Lost Boys of Sudan’. His memoir Father of the Lost Boys (Fremantle Press, 2020) was shortlisted for the 2018 Hungerford and the 2021 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards (Douglas Stewards Award for non-fiction). 

Not a Member?

If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus a year's subscription to ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.

And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.


Phone: 90947840
Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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