Advanced Memoir Writing

When and Where

20 Apr 2018 - 6 Jul 2018 (22 hours, 11 weeks)
Days and times
Friday 12:30 - 14:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Julie Garton
Course code

What you will learn

A practical creative writing course for writers with previous experience of memoir writing. You will develop your ideas, further your knowledge and experiment with your writing. You can share work in class and guidance on approaching publishers will be given.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Ways to develop your existing memoir and shape your material.
  • Skills and techniques to make your writing more readable and expressive.
  • How to approach agents, publishers etc with your finished piece of work.

Class format and activities

This is a practical creative writing course. Each week there will different writing activities which will help you to further your knowledge of your subject, develop your ideas and improve and experiment with your writing style. You will study texts from a range of life writing material and be asked to contribute to class discussions. You will be expected to share excerpts from your work-in-progress with your fellow students for feedback.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

No, but some previous experience of memoir writing is essential. This is not a class for those wanting to try out memoir writing for the first time.

What you need to know before you enrol

Students will be set regular written assignments and expected to do a certain amount of reading and research outside of class.

What you will need for your class

Pens and paper. There will be times when you will need to bring in excerpts from your personal project for peer and tutor feedback.

What you can do next

There are a number of Creative Writing courses at Morley College which may help you develop your prose style or further your ideas.