We offer a variety of life writing courses in a range of formats – please have a look at the upcoming courses below and contact us with any questions you may have. Our courses are open to all.

Discounted and sponsored places are available to those in need; an application form will be sent on request from admin@liferighting.com. Although the LRC would gladly accept every application, you may be placed on a waiting list as funds allow only limited sponsored places per course. The LRC itself is struggling to raise funds, and we therefore ask you to consider deeply how you value the course and to ask for your discount accordingly. We also ask anyone who is offered such a place to honour this gift through full attendance, as these opportunities are limited, and your place could have been offered to another applicant.  Last minute cancellations usually result in lost opportunities for others.


Please email us at admin@liferighting.com. A deposit of R500 secures your place. Please send Proof of payment to the above address. Please use your full name and the course dates [eg: 5-9NOV] as your reference.


Name: Life Righting Collective; bank: ABSA (cheque account); branch: 632005; account 40 9382 6013


  • Your place is reserved when a R500 deposit (with Reference) has been paid.
  • Participants can sponsor a place with an additional R800 contribution.
  • Request an application form for discounted places on our courses.
  • Honour your discounted or sponsored place.


Dates Course Location Cost How to book
28th Jan – 1st Feb, 9am  – 1pm  daily Memoir Course (19-01 )  Muizenberg, Cape Town  R2 500 email: admin@liferighting.com
13th Jan – 17th Feb (6 Sundays),  4pm – 7 pm Shape and Theme: Editing course (19-02) Kalk Bay R2 500 email: admin@liferighting.com
8th – 10th Feb, 9am – 3pm daily My Life as a Work of Fiction (19-03) Johannesburg R2 500 email:admin@liferighting.com
8th – 10th March, 9am – 3pm daily Memoir Course (19-04) Port Elizabeth  R2 500 email:admin@liferighting.com
21st – 23rd March, 9am – 3pm daily Memoir Course (19-05) Plumstead, Cape Town R2 500 email: admin@liferighting.com
31st March – 4th April Root Course: Exploring Nurture and Nature (19-06) near Hermanus R4 800 email: admin@liferighting.com
6th – 7th April, 9am – 3pm daily Poetry Course Johannesburg R1 000 email: linda@liferighting.com
Wednesdays 1st to 22nd of May, 2pm to 8pm Root Course: Exploring Nurture and Nature (19-07) Cape Town (various venues) R2 500 email: admin@liferighting.com
May 31st – June 2nd, 9am – 3pm My Life as a Work of Fiction (19-08) City Centre, Cape Town R2 500 email: admin@liferighting.com
June 28th – July 3rd Memoir Course Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal Contact Buddhist Retreat Centre To book contact Buddhist Retreat Centre. Email: bookings@brcixopo.co.za Telephone: +27 [0]39 834 1863 / 0878091687. Mobile: 082 579 3037