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My Life As a Work of Fiction (8.30am – 5pm daily) ONLINE

22nd May 2020 @ 8:30 am - 24th May 2020 @ 5:00 pm


Have you ever thought that something you are living through would make a good story? But you don’t want to write it as memoir?

We all have unfinished business. We lie awake at night, not knowing how to proceed in a difficulty, our thoughts looping. We have done everything we can to try to resolve a seemingly insoluble problem. Writing can be helpful, bringing new information to the surface, changing anxiety into curiosity, and providing relief and well-being. We will start by identifying core conflicts in your life. These can feel too intransigent or overwhelming to write as memoir, or you might just want to explore them using a different tool. Giving the dilemma to fictional characters can provide the distance you need to expand and intensify the dramatic tensions, and to let the story unfold.

Imagination can switch off the rational, list-making, treadmill mind, allowing what we don’t know we don’t know about the situation to emerge.

Writing is a means to explore and deepen your inquiry into the themes that bind your life. Beginner writers are welcome.

Time: 8.30am – 5pm daily

Course Fee: R 2 500.00

Course Facilitator: Dawn Garisch

A deposit of R500 secures your place. To pay deposit or course fee via EFT click here 



22nd May 2020 @ 8:30 am
24th May 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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