Kathleen Jones Masterclass, Life Stories: Writing a Memoir

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University of Cumbria

Kathleen Jones Masterclass, Life Stories: Writing a Memoir


Where to begin, what to avoid and how to make your story as compelling as possible

You don’t have to be famous to write a memoir. Our lives are full of stories, we just have to know how to tell them. Join Sunday Times best-selling biographer Kathleen Jones to find out where to begin, what to avoid, and how to make the story as vivid and compelling as possible. During this three hour practical workshop, participants will have the opportunity to write, obtain feedback and have their questions answered. Please be sure to bring a notebook and pens.

Kathleen Jones is a poet, novelist and biographer, whose subjects include Katherine Mansfield, Catherine Cookson, Christina Rossetti, and the pioneering 17th century writer Margaret Cavendish. Her account of the lives of the women associated with the Lake Poets, A Passionate Sisterhood, was a Virago Classic. Kathleen worked in broadcast journalism and is also the author of two novels and a collection of short fiction. She has taught creative writing in a number of universities, is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, and in 2012 was elected a Fellow of the English Association for services to literature. She has also published four collections of poetry and a travel journal.   

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