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Writing Memoir

<p>Some of the most popular and engaging works of literature come from the genre of memoir. There are those that look at innocence in wartime, like <em>The Diary of a Young Girl</em> by Anne Frank,

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Some of the most popular and engaging works of literature come from the genre of memoir. There are those that look at innocence in wartime, like The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, and others that show the fulfilling nature of vocational work, such as Jennifer Worth’s Call the Midwife and All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. Delve into this dynamic genre and learn how to draw on memory and experience to write your own memoir.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Understanding memoir, its potential structures and possible themes
  • Reading through the work of published authors to get a feel for how the genre can be written
  • The importance of research in adding depth to memoir, as well as where to start and how to go about doing it
  • How to successfully and productively navigate the editing process

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Identify the different ways a memoir can be structured and written
  2. Use research as a means of adding depth and richness to their work
  3. Write a first draft of their own memoir
  4. Provide themselves with constructive and detailed feedback for future drafts

Mia Tsikrikas

BA (Hons), MTeach
Mia Tsikrikas, (Master of Teaching, BA (Honours Class I)), has taught English Literature for the past six years and has been at the WEA since mid-2022. She majored in eighteenth-century...