Journal & Memoir Writing WEA Sydney

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There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing that best reflect your thoughts and experiences and which will make for useful reading and future satisfying reflections.


  • Face-to-Face


  • Read, review and analyse model examples of a variety of journal and memoir styles
  • Unpack writing styles – examining tone, tense, use of imagery and facts
  • Examine structure and layout and the distinguishing qualities between journals and memoirs
  • Explore the methodology of transforming experiences into creative writing


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the purpose and style of journal and memoir writing and the art of effective communication without florid expression or trivialising.
  2. Unpack the techniques of analytical writing for effective writing of entries and reflections that link to create a meaningful whole.
  3. Understand and differentiate between better and poorer writing and the styles of writing.
  4. Reflect, analyse, respond and critique your own writing skills.

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