Memoir Workshop Responses
On the weekend, we had our last instalment of the two-week Memoir Writing Workshop. The workshop had an exceptional group of people who brought with them extremely different lives, perspectives and experiences providing a rich tapestry of creativity. I loved getting to know the individual’s stories and teaching some aspects of what makes up memoirs and life stories.
The workshop combines information and tips about how to approach your memoirs as well as time to actually write. Writing is always a part of my workshops as without this it is impossible to integrate the knowledge. Through practical writing exercises I seek to show participants how they can experiment with techniques and simply start writing, which sometimes is our biggest obstacle in writing.
Using some visual techniques and also comparison to other writers I seek to provide practical craft for use in your personal writing journey. Below is some of the responses I gained after the workshop, there may be a few more to follow. Thanks for reading. J Suzanne
Monica, Marketing Consultant
“I didn’t know what to expect when I went to the Memoir Writing Workshop. I wanted to gain some inspiration to start writing. The workshop was absolutely inspiring. There was the right mix of information and time to do some practice. The part I enjoyed the most was the parts where we talked about where to start and the practical details. I found it very engaging and I loved it. I would absolutely recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to embark on their writing project.”
“I liked how I found out how to get started on the memoir and the different techniques to include. The parts I received the most out of was; the good information, practical tips and practice of writing and getting feedback on our writing.
Suzanne was very helpful. I was reminded in the workshop of showing not telling and to use creative expressive writing, not just the facts. The workshop was very professionally done. I would do more workshops with Suzanne and would recommend them to others.”
Daniel, PE Teacher
“I wanted to get an action plan for writing my life story. The workshop stimulated and challenged my thinking to be more creative. Suzanne was very engaging. I learnt how to start my memoir. I would definitely recommend this workshop to others. It was great.”
Suzanne, Retired Social Worker
“I took the course to start my book. I gained more inspiration and knowledge from the workshop and learned about structure. I liked the technical information and critiquing other books as well. I actually started the book too. I found the workshop very good and would definitely recommend it.”