Write to Remember

Write to Remember

Sat 23 Feb 2019, 13:00 to Sun 24 Feb 2019, 14:45
£14 (Standard) / £7 (Very low income) / £24 (Supporter)
City Art Centre
2 Market St
EH1 1DE Edinburgh

Everyone has a story to tell. Whether it’s for your own personal satisfaction, for your family or to share with the world, Write to Remember is an introductory workshop for women using prompts to help focus each memory and start you on the fascinating journey of writing your life. The session will cover the different types of memoir, where and how to start, the craft of writing, how to edit and how/where to publish.

Using basic creative writing techniques, we will look at how to construct a memoir chapter as short story. Informative handouts will give you the confidence to continue this writing process at home.

Please bring an object as a memory prompt, a notebook and pen, and a willingness to share and listen.


Event Leader

Sarah Howells

Session facilitator Sarah Howells has published as S. Dyer with the memoir short story, First Class Compartment in the anthology, You Won’t Remember This, edited by Sandy Bennett-Haber (2016). She leads memoir sessions for women's groups, co-runs Central Library's BookCafe and various creative writing workshops for children, she also chairs author events and writes for the Wee Review. Her work has appeared as part of the 100 Days Project 2016 and 17, The Big Lit Festival 2018 and the Dangerous Women Project among other places. Sarah is writing her first novel.