WriteClub: Your Story – a memoir writing course

  • WriteClub online
  • September 9 - November 25
  • 10:00 - 12:00
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Thursdays 10am-12pm (BST) 9th Sept – 25th Nov 2021

A 12-week course designed to help you develop your memoir. With weekly online meetings (via the power of Zoom) that alternate between feedback and craft sessions, plus two 30 minute 1-1 mentoring sessions with Alison Powell, as well as access to a dedicated online forum (using Slack), you’ll be supported to keep your writing on track and to get your story into shape.

Whether you’re on your first draft, or getting ready to send your manuscript out into the world, this course will help you with discipline, deadlines and accountability. Craft workshops include topics such as:

* Staying focused – How to prioritise your writing
* What story are you writing? – Seven basic plots
* Psychic distance – How close are you to the action?
* Archetypes – Which roles do you inhabit?
* Meanwhile… – which other stories are you telling?
* Experiments with form and making the most of your story

If you’d like to be part of a team, working towards similar goals, to receive focused critique on your writing and to feel supported as you bring your memoir to life, this is the course for you.

For more details and to apply for a place, please email hellowriteclub@gmail.com or visit www.writeclub.org.uk

NB You will need access to Zoom and to Google folders for this course.

Testimonials:
“Write Club really helped me to feel confident and engaged in my writing again. Ali provides a welcoming and safe space to deeply explore your writing blocks and help you to get back on your feet.” (YM)

“WriteClub is a powerful force for creativity, positivity, and community. Every session is clearly structured, but within that structure is loads of freedom to explore the given topic. Alison has a knack for asking questions that invite new answers, and I leave every WriteClub meet with new insights into my characters and myself.” (Kate)

“…it’s the best money I’ve spent on any writing-related course. I’ve learnt more about writing doing this than anything else.” – Priyesh

About your facilitator:
Alison Powell supports new and established writers with their creative work. Having worked as a teacher and an education consultant for many years, she set up WriteClub in 2016 and has since run regular workshops on all aspects of the writing craft. She is an award winning writer, published in various anthologies and magazines and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa. She is a member of the Hay Festival Writers at Work Programme and is a producer and advisor for Paper Nations at Bath Spa University.

She believes that everyone has the right to express themselves in writing and runs all her sessions with a positive approach. Her passion for poetry and story along with her enthusiasm for helping people find the best in themselves are reflected in her lively and open presentation style. She will do her very best to ensure that you find the support you need to make your writing work.