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Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

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Keynes Library, Birkbeck, University of London

School of the Arts

43 Gordon Square

London

WC1H 0PD

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The poet needs to get beyond ego in order to become the voice of more than autobiography.’ Seamus Heaney.

Memoir is defined as an historical account or biography written from personal knowledge. Through example texts, exercises and discussion we will look at the benefits of recording our own stories, but will also try to bridge the gap between the personal and the public. Taking into consideration confidentiality and ethical issues, but also the importance of internal distancing in relation to our creativity, and the process of creating something that is separate from its author. Whether you’re interested in recording experience to pass onto future generations, or if your ambition is to reach a wider audience with publishable work, this course will be useful to you.

Creative nonfiction, also known as narrative nonfiction and literary nonfiction, uses literary technique to record factually accurate narratives. It is an increasingly popular genre and art form in a world that is looking for deeper meaning in its narratives. This course is open to beginners and experienced writers. The Keynes Library is a lovely venue in the heart of London within easy access of Euston Square and Russell Square.

Maximum number of students 15.

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WC1H 0PD

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