‘No-one is boring if they tell the truth.’ Quentin Crisp
Everybody has a story to tell. We might have a deep need to heal and ‘set the story straight’ or simply want to put our life story on paper for family and friends. Yet finding the best way to tell our story can be the hardest part of writing it. ‘The truth’ of our life is often challenging and elusive.
Many questions confront us. How do we decide what to write? Is the story we want to tell really the story we need to tell? What is the difference between the ‘truth’ and the ‘facts’? How do we decide what to include and omit? Is memory reliable? How can we reconstruct events and conversations, which occurred many years ago? How do we write honestly about life without hurting those closest to us?
Based around practical writing exercises and constructive feedback in a supportive environment, this workshop will help you make people, places and important life events come alive. We will also address the ethical and moral issues involved in writing truthfully about real people in your life.
You can bring a current project or see where your pen takes you.
Date: Tuesday 1 August Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm Where: Byron Community College Room 2 Cost: $120 General / $100 Members