Mapping the Self: Life Writing (Intermediate/Advanced)

28th May 2024 1:00am
What does it mean to write a self? To give voice, through our writing, to the myriad, mirrored and mirroring parts that make up the whole?

In this online tutored course led by Kerri ní Dochartaigh, author of Thin Places, you will discover new ways to navigate the map(s) of self and reimagine how you might write about the journey your life has taken in a fresh light. What a thing it is to live a life, and what a joy it is to be able to write it. To share it with others, though: therein lies the real magic!

This eight-week course is designed for writers with a work in progress. Over eight weeks, you will explore:

  • The politics of self, and how you can reflect your true self in your writing
  • The relationship between memories and time
  • How you can navigate ideas of ownership through narrative voice
  • Form, and its impact on how your story is told
  • How life writing can help ourselves and others.

Kerri will read and provide feedback on two assignments, including up to 3,500 words of your manuscript in progress, and at the end of the course you will have a 1-1 tutorial with her to discuss your writing and potential next steps.

Booking & payment

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