We all have a story to tell from our own lives about how we became who we are. Stories about the way we were born, or about how someone helped us. About how we got ill, or overcame a terrible loss. Stories about how someone we loved hurt us, or how a political or spiritual circumstance almost broke us. Stories about how we were bullied, about how an accident changed the course of our lives, or about how we were able to make a difference in someone else’s life. These stories are often invisible to others. They might still influence the way we think and feel in ways we don’t fully understand.

Writing about your own life can help you connect with the story you are living and it can help to heal or manage the effects of trauma. It is a powerful way for us to communicate and to grow compassion for ourselves and for each other. The tools we need to write effectively are also tools that help us live more creatively and less anxiously. Whether you are writing fiction or plays or poetry, life writing skills can help you deepen observation of our human preferences, habits and tendencies, and how they impact on ourselves, other people and the natural environment.

During the course we will find refreshing approaches to assist us in putting our personal stories down on the page. Beginner writers are welcome.

DATES: Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October – 9am to 3pm;

Monday 17 October – 6pm to 8pm on Zoom

VENUE: Woman Zone Library Hub, Ground Floor, Artscape Theatre Centre

FEE: R900



DATES: 18 – 23 October 2022

VENUE: Ixopo Buddhist Retreat

FEE: 5 days accommodation + R400 surcharge


Bookings via Ixopo Buddhist Retreat


DATE: Friday 28 October – Sunday 30 October 2022

TIME: Friday 2 – 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm

VENUE: Fish Hoek

FEE: R3 000


Bookings via

For our health and safety, all LRC in-person courses will be conducted in strict compliance with Covid-19 rules and procedures.


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