ONLINE LONG COURSE: Refine Your Memoir with Sian Prior

Writers Victoria

Event Date: 
29 August 2020
Author / Presenters: 
Sian Prior

All sections of this course will take place online: detailed instructions for participation will be provided.
This long-form course will take place over five months, and incorporate online workshops, short online seminars, and feedback. 
You will learn:
about voice – how to find and refine the right "voice" for your memoir
about situation vs story – how to identify the "story" you want to tell (the insight, the wisdom, the thing you’ve come to say) within the "situation" you are describing
about characters – how to create vivid "characters" from real people – including yourself
about research – how to decide which questions to ask and where to find the answers
about publication – how to write a persuasive publishing proposal for your memoir
Online Workshops will run 10am-4pm on:
Saturday 29 August
Saturday 10 October
Saturday 31 October
Saturday 5 December
Online Seminar & Mentoring Sessions will run 6-7:30pm on:
Thursday 10 September
Thursday 12 November
About Sian Prior
Dr Sian Prior has been a writer and broadcaster for three decades. She has written for newspapers, magazines and literary journals and won awards for her short stories. Sian teaches non-fiction at RMIT and for writers centres around Australia. Her first book ‘Shy: A memoir’ was published in 2014.