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 a memoir. This course will meet on Sunday, 25 November 2018 from 10:00 – 17:00 at Boekhandel van Rossum, Beethovenstraat 32, 1077 JH Amsterdam. Class size is 10-20 people. Note: If you are currently enrolled in one of our 8-week workshops (autumn or winter), 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 the newest member of our faculty, 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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