Memoir Writing with Maureen Boyle
Date: September 16, 2021
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Duration: 6 Weeks
Level: Beginner |
Cost: €165 (€150 Members)
All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)
‘Writing your one wild and precious life’.
In this course you will explore different ways to access memory using a range of triggers and writing techniques. You will read examples of memoir writing and think about the issues that arise in any memoir project – consideration of those whose lives intersect in our stories; how research might help the project, the options we have in terms of form and voice; issues of truth and fictionalisation.
Students may work in prose or poetry and on one long or several short pieces.
Maureen Boyle is a poet and teacher who lives in Belfast. She studied at Trinity, East Anglia, UU and has a Creative Writing Masters from Queens Belfast. She writes memoir in poetry and prose. She won the Fish Short Memoir Prize in 2013 and a memoir poem was one of the winners in this year’s Fish Poetry Prize judged by former American poet-Laureate Billy Collins. Her books are ‘The Work of a Winter’ and ‘Strabane’ -both published by Arlen House Press, Dublin.