When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Julie Garton
  • Course Code W22HMSA07C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Use your own life as an inspiration for various forms of creative writing. Not just autobiography and biography but using lived experience as a point of departure for relating life stories.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify some of the key elements of life writing
  • Develop a portfolio of written work based upon your life experience
  • Continuing exploring and developing your individual style of writin with increased confidence


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This is a practical course. Each week there will different writing activities which will help you to develop your ideas and improve your writing style. You will also look at different models of work and be asked to contribute to class discussions.

    Entry requirements

    A reasonable level of English is required and a willingness to write from your own life experience is essential.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The content of memoir can sometimes be emotional. Sensitivity and confidentiality is absolutely vital. Students will have access to coursework via Morley Moodle and Microsoft Teams.

    What you need

    Pen and paper Smartphone or laptop / tablet with WiFi.

    What you can do next

    There are many other creative writing courses which can help with your writing, including an Advanced Memoir Writing course.