Memoir Writing Workshop
Date: 19 June
Time: 10h00 – 13h00 UK time
Where: Online via Zoom
Join All About Writing, Joanne Hichens , author of recently released memoir, Death and the After Parties, and Jo-Anne Richards for a virtual Saturday Writing Workshop focusing on memoir writing. It will be of equal benefit to more experienced writers wanting to augment their skills, and to those with no experience at all, who are looking for a place to start.
Our Saturday workshops are conducted in a spirit of fun, by people who find joy in creative endeavour. This will be a safe space for like-minded people to practise their creativity. All comment will be – according to our motto – honest but kind.
We’ll run the workshop via Zoom and it will consist of:
- A brief discussion on an aspect of writing
- A writing prompt
- Writing time
- Participants will read out their writing and receive immediate feedback on it – or not if they aren’t keen
- Places will be limited to 12
- Facilitators: Joanne Hichens and Jo-Anne Richards
- Date – 19 June. UK time 10:00 – 13:00. SA time 11:00 – 14:00
- Cost – £20
Joanne Hichens is an author and editor. Her crime fiction titles include Divine Justice and Sweet Paradise. Her memoir Death and the After Parties was published in 2020.
“In Death and the After Parties I write about the passing of my mother, husband, father and mother-in-law, and examine everything that happened after their deaths – the emotional frenzy, the funerals, the family strife, the fighting, the loving. I describe first-hand the shock, the grief, the mourning, the betrayals, ultimately focusing on recovering from loss.”
Jo-Anne Richards is an internationally published novelist with a PhD in Creative Writing from Wits University. Her first novel, The Innocence of Roast Chicken, was originally published by Headline Review in the UK, and has recently been rereleased as one of the prestigious Picador Africa Classics collection. She ran the Honours programme in Journalism & Media Studies at Wits University for fifteen years.