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Memoir Course (9am – 3pm Daily) WOODSTOCK

30th October 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1st November 2020 @ 3:00 pm


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 and discounted and sponsored places are available to those in need.

To bring: a notebook and a pen, plus two objects from the period you want to write about – one that represents something you loved about it and one that represents something you disliked about that time.

We provide: tea, coffee and snacks.

Date:  Fri 30th, Sat 31st October and Sun 1st November 2020

Time: 9h00 – 15h00 daily

Venue: TSIBA Business School, 6 Spring Street, Woodstock

Course Fee: R 2 800.00 (A deposit of R500 will secure your place – To pay deposit or course fee via EFT click here )

Course Facilitator: Dawn Garisch

This course can accommodate 8 participants with physical distancing.

For more information and to book contact terry@liferighting.com


30th October 2020 @ 9:00 am
1st November 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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TSIBA Business School
6 Spring Street, Woodstock
Cape Town, Western Cape
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