Booked Out: Writing Memoir with Henry McDonald
Autumn 2015 - this course has now passed.
Memoir is now a highly respected sub-set of literature and some of the greatest literary works have, in fact, been true-life accounts with writers mining from an eclectic seam of life like the misery of an Irish childhood (Angela's Ashes) to the drug-fuelled farcical romp around early 1970s America (Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas). In this eight week course, students will be encouraged to nurture their own proposed memoir project through lectures, in-class exercises and reading key texts.
Henry McDonald is the author of the critically acclaimed NI Troubles-childhood memoir Colours. He will bring his 25+ years experience of non-fiction writing (including 7 books) and journalism to give industry and publishing advice. Henry is the Ireland Correspondent for The Guardian & The Observer, and has written for a range of publications such as The Spectator and GQ magazine. www.theguardian.com/profile/henrymcdonaldStarts: Wed 30 Sept
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 8 weeks
Cost: €220/€200 Members