Everyone has a story that only they can tell.

This workshop will provide the inspiration and guidance to get you writing yours.

Through a series of short readings and writing activities we will explore elements such as structure, use of detail, imagery and voice that will help you bring your memorable moments to life.

This exciting workshop will get you thinking and writing.

Suitable for all, you may wish to bring a laptop to produce your work in class.


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COURSE TUTOR: Louise Dobson


DAY: Saturday

TIME:  10.30am-2.30pm


Spring: 1 February 2020

WHERE: Brighton Junction

COURSE FEE: £30 Full Fee / £20 Concessions / £15 Better Living Through Learning


Please see further information on fees and concessions online or in our brochure.

Please note that concessions cannot be booked online.





This course aims to:

To inspire and support you in writing a memoir.


Who this course is for?

Anyone with memories, ideas, and reflections they want to record in a meaningful way.

What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

  • Generate material through writing activities
  • Mine your memories for ideas, details, sensations and situations
  • Determine a realistic focus for your memoir
  • Purposely arrange your memories to convey a central idea
  • Craft a powerful memoir opening and ending


What materials will I need for the course?

A laptop or a notebook to write in class.


Roughly how much will they cost?

Bring your own laptop or borrow one from the centre – you will need to bring a USB pen drive to store your work.


How will I know I am making progress?

  • You will receive one-on-one feedback from your tutor
  • You will be enjoying the writing process
  • You will be crafting the first draft of your memoir
  • You will feel more confident and satisfied with your writing

Is there any extra study outside the class?

No preparation is required. Just bring yourself and your memories.


Who is the course tutor?

Louise Dobson is a certified English Teacher with 7 years of full-time teaching experience. She holds an MA in Education, and an MSc in Journalism.

Louise has a passion for building writing communities where participants enjoy the support of a group and the expertise and experience of a professional tutor. Her friendly, approachable manner, and infectious love of writing ensure her classes are stimulating, constructive and enjoyable for all.


As a freelance journalist Louise has been published in major newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post, and has been a frequent contributor to Psychology Today. Most recently, she has established the Brighton Writing Project which promotes social and creative growth through writing together.


What next?

Further writing courses at Friends Centre

Saturday 1 February 2020
10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sessions: 1

Full price: £30
Concession rate (if available): £20
Please note that concessions are not available online.
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Brighton Junction


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