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IWC – Cavan: Memoir with Selina Guinness

  • Location: Farnham Arms, Cavan
  • Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Date: Saturday 17th November
  • Duration: 1 day

Cost: 0.00

 

A memoir offers an account of personal history less tethered to the chronology of a life than autobiography. A memoir can also describe an extended reflection on a particular topic or period from a personal perspective such as Olivia Laing’s essays on contemporary art in The Lonely City, or Helen MacDonald’s H is for Hawk.  A memoir can follow a conventional narrative arc or take shape in verse and snippets; it can offer snapshots, or a deep excavation of the past.  This series of workshops will explore what shape might naturally fit your experience and literary ambition working with the material you share. This course is best suited to participants who have already started to write in this form, are prepared to read widely, and who have work to present for peer and facilitator feedback in session.

Selina Guinness is a lecturer in English at IADT, Dun Laoghaire and an experienced facilitator of creative writing. Her memoir, The Crocodile by the Door, was shortlisted for the UK Costa Book Awards (2012), and the BGE Irish Book Awards (2012). She publishes creative non-fiction and reviews in The Dublin ReviewThe Irish Times, and elsewhere.

Kindly supported by Cavan County Council Arts Office

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Starts: Sat 17th November 2018
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: Free – Booking essential via Eventbrite
Venue: The Farnham Arms, Cavan

A memoir offers an account of personal history less tethered to the chronology of a life than autobiography. A memoir can also describe an extended reflection on a particular topic or period from a personal perspective such as Olivia Laing’s essays on contemporary art in The Lonely City, or Helen MacDonald’s H is for Hawk.  A memoir can follow a conventional narrative arc or take shape in verse and snippets; it can offer snapshots, or a deep excavation of the past.  This series of workshops will explore what shape might naturally fit your experience and literary ambition working with the material you share. This course is best suited to participants who have already started to write in this form, are prepared to read widely, and who have work to present for peer and facilitator feedback in session.

Selina Guinness is a lecturer in English at IADT, Dun Laoghaire and an experienced facilitator of creative writing. Her memoir, The Crocodile by the Door, was shortlisted for the UK Costa Book Awards (2012), and the BGE Irish Book Awards (2012). She publishes creative non-fiction and reviews in The Dublin ReviewThe Irish Times, and elsewhere.

Kindly supported by Cavan County Council Arts Office

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Starts: Sat 17th November 2018
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: Free – Booking essential via Eventbrite
Venue: The Farnham Arms, Cavan

A memoir offers an account of personal history less tethered to the chronology of a life than autobiography. A memoir can also describe an extended reflection on a particular topic or period from a personal perspective such as Olivia Laing’s essays on contemporary art in The Lonely City, or Helen MacDonald’s H is for Hawk.  A memoir can follow a conventional narrative arc or take shape in verse and snippets; it can offer snapshots, or a deep excavation of the past.  This series of workshops will explore what shape might naturally fit your experience and literary ambition working with the material you share. This course is best suited to participants who have already started to write in this form, are prepared to read widely, and who have work to present for peer and facilitator feedback in session.

Selina Guinness is a lecturer in English at IADT, Dun Laoghaire and an experienced facilitator of creative writing. Her memoir, The Crocodile by the Door, was shortlisted for the UK Costa Book Awards (2012), and the BGE Irish Book Awards (2012). She publishes creative non-fiction and reviews in The Dublin ReviewThe Irish Times, and elsewhere.

Kindly supported by Cavan County Council Arts Office