Memoir and Fiction Workshops

Writing a memoir

Do you have a story to tell?

Have you always thought about writing your memoir or a novel but don’t know where to start? These workshops are designed for beginner and intermediate level writers.

Memoir Workshop

Introduction to memoir writing

In-person workshop: Introduction to memoir
Hosted by : Monash Literary Festival
Where: Wheelers Hill Library
When: Sat 9 July 2022  (time TBC)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for: Beginners & Intermediate
BOOKINGS: Email AJ

This relaxed 1.5 hour introductory memoir workshop will give you a clear understanding of what memoir is and give you some tools to get started with writing your own memoir.

You will learn:

  • The difference between memoir and autobiography
  • The different types of memoir to determine what best suits you
  • Methods to gather and sort through your material and memories
  • What is “truth” in memoir?
  • Writing exercises to stimulate your memory 

Fiction Workshop

Introduction to fiction writing

In-person workshop: Introduction to fiction writing

Hosted by: Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House

Where: 22 Rob Roy Road, Malvern East

When: Sat 4 June 2022  11am – 2.00pm

Duration: 3 hours

Suitable for: Beginners

BOOKINGS: Email AJ

This workshop is perfect for beginners who are just finding their feet with writing short stories or novels.

You will learn:

  • Story and plot
  • How to uncover your unique voice
  • The meaning of “show, don’t tell”
  • Character motivation and dialogue
  • Writing exercises to stimulate your creativity.

Memoir Workshop

Introduction to memoir intensive

In-person memoir workshop: Sat 26 March & Sat 2 April 2022  11am – 2pm

2 x 3 hour sessions

Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House, East Malvern – $120 for two sessions

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Two intensive 3-hour introductory memoir workshops, held over two days. The perfect place to begin. Meet with tutor AJ Collins and other writers who share a common interest and start your journey towards unravelling your story.

You will learn:

  • The difference between memoir and autobiography
  • The different types of memoir and what best suits you
  • Storytelling techniques to enhance your writing and engage readers
  • Literary devices to enhance your writing
  • How to stay motivated and overcome writers block
  • How to deal with difficult material
  • How to move towards becoming a published author
  • Writing exercises to stimulate your memory 

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