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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Julie Garton
  • Course Code W23HMSA02B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This is a practical creative writing course for writers with some previous experience of memoir or creative writing. In class you will develop extracts from your memoir, further your knowledge of the form and experiment with your writing style. You will develop your critical skills through workshop and class discussion.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this 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


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • 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 experiment with your writing style. You will study texts from a range of life writing material and will be asked to contribute to class discussions. You will be expected to share excerpts from your work-in-progress with your tutor and fellow students for critical feedback. Each week a small amount of homework will be set.

    Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course but some previous experience of memoir or creative writing is desirable.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This is not a class for those wanting to try out memoir writing for the first time. You will need to show excerpts from your personal project for peer and tutor feedback.

    What you need

    Pen and paper. You will need to find time to write and read outside of the class (a list of suggested reading will be provided by the tutor).

    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.