How to Write Your Story
How do you successfully put your life on the page?
Many writers, including those experienced in writing fiction, often consider writing their memoir or using their own life story to inform creative work.
In this masterclass, Cathy Rentzenbrink will guide you through the many considerations of life writing: from thinking about how to structure your story when life is neither linear nor straightforward, to the role played by research and recall in the process. She will offer strategies and techniques to help you decide what to include and what to leave out, and share her own experiences of the highs and lows of writing from life to help you successfully put your own story onto the page.
Whether you’re already mid-process or just beginning to gather thoughts and material, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the country’s leading writers in the field.
Who is this course for?
About the tutor
Cathy Rentzenbrink is the author of the Sunday Times best-seller The Last Act of Love and of A Manual for Heartache and Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books. It took her twenty years to wrestle her own life story on the page and she loves to use what she has learnt about the profound nature of writing the self in the service of others.
Cathy has taught for Arvon, Curtis Brown Creative, at Falmouth University and at festivals and in prisons, and welcomes anyone, no matter what their experience, education, background or story. She believes that everyone’s life would be improved by picking up a pen and is at her happiest when encouraging her students to have the courage to delve into themselves and see the magic that will start to happen on the page.
Limited bursary places are available for those who would struggle to pay the full price for an event, workshop or course with New Writing South. Please complete this short bursary application form if you would like to apply.