Join author Alan Close for three terms of writing classes spread over the year. During each term, the small group will meet for 4 x 2 hour workshops, with podcast lectures emailed between sessions. The aim of the course is to support writers working on a book-length memoir, from first ideas to finished manuscripts.
When: 12 x Wednesdays at 6pm – 8pm:
Where: Hybrid format: in-person at the Byron Writers Festival office with remote attendance option available
Cost: $950 members/$1050 non-members – payment plans are available.
Group size: 10 particpants max. Please note all BWF workshops require a minimum 80% enrolment to cover costs.
Term One – Finding your story
How to turn the germ of an idea into a plan. How do you find the story you really want to tell – and then be sure that the story you want to tell is the story you really need to tell?
Term Two – Telling your story.
How to write your story. Finding structure. Using the strategies and techniques of fiction to bring life to your memoir.
Term Three – Getting your story right.
Welcome to the wonderful world of rewriting – let the real work begin!
Alan Close is a writer, editor and writing teacher and mentor, focusing on memoir. Over a long career he has published fiction, poetry, essays and creative non-fiction. He has written widely about men and relationships, including his memoir Before You Met Me: A Memoir Of One Man’s Troubled Search For Love. Alan lives in Mullumbimby with his partner, Sarah Armstrong and their teenage daughter.
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