Rosie Jackson leading the workshop, in the Cellar Bar at the Swan Hotel in Bradford on Avon. Photo: Kevin Mitchell.

Writing a Memoir: A Story of Your Own. Workshop with tutor Rosie Jackson

16th September 2015, 10:00am - 1:00pm, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN

Capturing some of our memories and stories on the page is an exciting way to give shape and meaning to our lives. This was a stimulating, supportive workshop to introduce the essentials and skills of memoir writing and to get writers started, whether writing for themselves, their family or for publication. No previous writing experience was needed, and all levels were welcome.

The workshop sold out some time in advance of the day, and had a waiting list. Feedback afterwards included the following:

Hi Dawn,
Just a quick note to thank you very much for organising the workshop with Rosie this morning - I've come home buzzing!
Much appreciated and with kindest regards
Cathryn Snowden

Dear Dawn
We had a brilliant memoir workshop with Rosie this morning. All of us were so engaged with the exercises, and peoples' stories were just fascinating.
Thank you for organising and facilitating a great morning.
Morag Kiziewicz

Hello Rosie,
I just wanted to thank you again for the workshop today and say how I really enjoyed it. It was good to be guided to simply get on with writing, and, unexpectedly, even to have the subject chosen, as that freed me to let the ink flow. I have never done a writing workshop before and it was a great introduction to the possibilities.
Once again, thank you for a very stimulating morning,
Jacqui Mitton.

ROSIE JACKSON lives near Frome and runs popular creative writing and memoir workshops. She has taught in many venues worldwide including the University of East Anglia, Bethesda Writers' Centre Washington DC, Skyros Writers' Lab and the Open College of the Arts. Her books include Fantasy, The Eye of the Buddha, Mothers Who Leave, Frieda Lawrence, and a poetry collection What the Ground Holds.

This event was brought to you by Words & Ears, in conjunction with the Bradford on Avon Arts Festival and was supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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