Summer School 2021

Writing a memoir workshop


Dianne Stewart, author and creative writing facilitator

 ‘Memory … is the diary that we all carry about with us’

 Oscar Wilde

Through a hands-on approach, combined with theoretical knowledge, participants in this workshop will be offered tools to capture the raw material of their lives in order to shape and write memoirs.  They will be shown how to look at their own lives, or the diary of their life, as a source on which to draw in order to create their memoirs. Different types of memoir writing will be discussed as well as an exploration of markets available for memoirs. Participants will receive course material by email before the workshop. They should work through the exercises before the Zoom meetings. During the workshop, there will be opportunities for feedback, discussion on the exercises and coursework material, as well as questions and answers. 

This course will be delivered via two consecutive Zoom meetings. Participants will be sent links to these meetings. There will be a refreshment break.


Date: Saturday 30 January  
Time:  9.30 am–12.30 pm
COURSE FEES: Full R525  Staff & Students R350
Maximum: 20 participants