Learn how to tell your personal story in a way that engages and inspires. Join our 1-day crash course on the fundamentals of writing memoir. This course will meet on Sunday, 22 March 2020 from 10:00 – 17:00 at Boekhandel van Rossum, Beethovenstraat 30-32, 1077 JH Amsterdam. Class size is 10-20 people.

Note: If you are currently enrolled in one of our 8-week courses, don’t forget to use your members’ discount code when you register to receive 25% off.

This course will cover the following and more:

  • Finding the right narrative voice
  • Making your scenes come alive
  • Structuring your memoir
  • Finding an agent/publisher

Even if you’re not planning to write a book-length memoir, you’ll learn plenty of valuable tricks and tips to make your true stories shine.

This course is taught by Ellen Keith. Ellen holds a BA in history and creative writing from the University of Alberta and an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia (with a concentration on the novel and memoir). Her historical novel The Dutch Wife won the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction and reached #1 on the Globe & Mail Canadian Fiction Bestseller List and #12 on Publishers Weekly American bestsellers list.

Want help with your draft? You can also sign up for a manuscript review with Ellen.

Tea, coffee and cookies provided, plus drinks and snacks afterwards.


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