The Life Righting Collective runs courses to encourage self-exploration through life writing, raises funds for course fees and brings people together to share their stories and grow community.


Amidst all the uncertainty that lies ahead, we know one thing for certain: keeping our creativity alive and energized will equip us to face whatever comes our way with resilience and grace. We’ve developed a programme of short, vivid and soulful courses that we’re getting great feedback on. At 3 hours long, these ZOOM ONLINE courses are ideal for you if:

  • you’re short on time but longing for a quick immersion writing experience
  • you’d prefer an online course to an in-person course
  • you’re watching your budget: they’re affordable and good value
  • you’d like a ‘taster’ before investing in a longer, more in-depth extended course

You get all the connection with other course participants, along with encouragement, support, and access to writing wizardry from the facilitator. Our short courses are focused on particular themes and topics that offer an immediate and easy entry-point into writing. Try one, try them all… they are great fun and will take your writing to a new level!

Dates: 20 April 2024

Times: 11am - 2pm

Venue: Muizenberg Kitchen

Facilitators: Giles Griffin

Fees: R900

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Our memories of food: they can take us back to the heady aromas of our grandmother’s cooking, negotiations around the contents of lunchboxes, an incident at the family breakfast table, […]
How might the space in which a scene takes place contribute to your understanding of the action? In this short Zoom course, Dawn will facilitate how setting and landscape can […]
Giles Griffin will be facilitating this course as he has a particular interest in invisible losses. Giles is gay, has worked in HIV education, has met Covid-19 close up and […]
Obstacles to desire – whatever they might be – build tension in your writing. Thwarted yearnings create emotional friction. In this short Zoom course, participants will be introduced to ways […]
Join us to consider travel writing when you’re ‘sheltering in place’: revisit the places you loved or hated through writing about them, inviting a potential reader to come with you […]
What makes a character come alive on the page? How do you write a conversation between two people so that their personalities, drives and motives are revealed? In this short […]
Fight, flight or freeze. When it comes to your writing are you wrestling with the blank page, avoiding it or simply frozen? Do you feel stuck? In your writing, your […]
Although we can’t promise dating success (indeed some of our facilitators have stories to tell on that score!), we can help you write your profile.
LRC Creative Writing Audio ProductLRC Creative Writing Course – Audio
We invite you to join the Life Righting Collective’s online Creative Writing Course and join a community of life righting writers. We’ve priced it generously so the course is accessible to as many people as possible.

Last but not least, you can find our online audio course here to do in the comfort of your home, in your own time, anywhere in the world.

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Remember that all course participants are invited to join our monthly Follow Up Groups (FUGS) where you can continue to hone your writing skills with the support of other like-minded writers.

We don’t know what’s going to happen next, how world events will unfold. We can only be with the present moment because its almost impossible to plan anything too far into the future. The course programme above is an intentional activation of hope and creativity even in the face of uncertainty.

Please join us!


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