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Memoir Course (Redelinghuys)

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.

We will find refreshing approaches to assist us in putting our personal stories down on the page. Beginner writers are welcome.

This residential course in Redelinghuys, near Eland's Bay on the Cape West Coast, allows you to delve into your story in a delightful rural setting in the characterful village of Redelinghuys, approximately 2.5 hours drive north of Cape Town. Full board and lodging is included in the price. More information on the accommodation options available by emailing giles@liferighting.com.

Times: Friday June 14th 9am to Sunday June 16th 1pm (arrival on evening of Thursday 13th June recommended: a meal can be provided on request)

Facilitator: Giles Griffin

 

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