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June 29 @ 7:00 pm

Memoir and Life Writing Course

You’ve got a story to tell – but how and where do you begin? Start developing your project in a supportive...

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You’ve got a story to tell – but how and where do you begin? Start developing your project in a supportive environment with expert guidance from writer and tutor Lucie Brownlee.

Throw yourself into writing your memoir

Each workshop will explore a different element of craft, from research, planning, and ethics to challenging memories and finding your own distinct voice. Sessions will incorporate lively discussion and timed writing exercises linked to each weekly topic. Peer feedback and the sharing of work are two of the most helpful (and admittedly daunting!) ways to develop and improve your writing. With this in mind, you will complete weekly homework of 1000 words maximum, which you will be invited share and discuss, in rotation, with the rest of the group.

Is this the right course for me?

This course is suitable for writers who are just starting out, and for those who wish to continue developing their work. You may have been considering your memoir for years, even decades – squirreling away fragments or working by yourself. Or perhaps you’ve always wondered about how to turn your ideas into a fully realised book-length work, but don’t know where to begin. Either way, you want to take your craft to the next level – and this course is the place to do it.

About your Tutor

Lucie is a multi-award-winning writer based in County Durham. Her memoir Life After You was published in 2014 by Penguin Random House. Based on her award-winning blog ‘Wife After Death’ (Blog North Awards 2013), it is a Sunday Times best seller and was a Richard and Judy Autumn Book Club pick 2015.

Her pilot TV script Wife After Death won Best New Comedy Script in the All3Media New Voice Awards 2021 and is now in development with Objective Fiction and Channel 4.

Her novel The Mother was one of the final four in Mslexia’s Novel Competition 2020, and in 2018 she was awarded one of three Northern Writers’ Awards for Fiction for her novel-in-progress The Song of Annie Chapman.

Her short stories – ‘T-Shirt Weather’ and ‘Late Night Final’ – were shortlisted in the Guardian Short Story competition and Soho House Magazine respectively. Lucie holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Newcastle University.

Start Date:

29th June 2023


Thursdays 7pm – 9pm (12 week course)


The Common Room

Discount Code:

15% off: TCR23



June 29
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Common Room
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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