Haringey Literature Live: Life-Writing Together

Life-Writing Together – a 5 week workshop starting June 4

Dates: June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and July 2nd from 10am-12.30pm
Workshop practitioner: Giovanna Iozzi

Most people have dramatic moments in their lives. The trick for life writers is to edit those moments into something compelling. Taking different forms, (memoir, autobiography, creative non-fiction, travel-writing, confessional prose), life writing is any text where the real-life narrator seems to be telling the truth. Together we’ll study writers including Blake Morrison, Lorna Saga, Tim Lott and Norwegian heavyweight Karl Ove Knausgaard. In each class we’ll use prompts and exercises as well as looking at literary devices in fiction writing to help us shape our own memories and experiences. Students will be able to share their work and receive useful, non-judgemental feedback from a supportive group.

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Workshops are held in the wonderful Factory 21, a converted warehouse room at Chocolate Factory 2, Coburg Road. They run in five-week cycles and spaces are at a premium so email Haringey Literature Live Programme Co-ordinator, Kate Pemberton at [email protected] to state which course/courses you’d like to attend and she will reserve your place.

Courses cost £75 in advance for a five-session course. Sessions are weekly, on Thursdays, from 10am to 12.30pm.