Online: Memoir Writing with Maureen Boyle
Starts: Thurs 16 Sept 2021
Time: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Course Level: Beginner
All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)
‘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.