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WM091 The Craft of Memoir Writing

  • 09 Mar 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 13 Apr 2016
  • 1:00 PM
  • WICE Office
  • 7


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Wednesdays, 9, 16, 23, 30 March, 6, 13 April 2016
10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: €165

You have a personal story to tell and would like to share it. But what does it mean to write a memoir? How to find your voice? How to structure your narrative? How to handle the feelings of those you portray while still being true to your story?

This series of six sessions with editor and writer Meg Bortin will explore how to focus your work, craft an engaging narrative and edit your story for publication. Whether your memoir is a slice of life or a longer story, you will be able to share your work in a thoughtful environment that will stimulate the creative process. Both newcomers to creative writing and experienced writers are welcome.


Meg Bortin is a career journalist, most recently with the International Herald Tribune. She is the author of two memoirs, Desperate to Be a Housewife (Mirabelle Books, 2013) and Dear Djeneba in Family Wanted, an anthology on adoption (Granta Books, 2005). She holds an MA in French from Cornell University and has taught journalism as an associate professor at the American University of Paris.

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