Memoir Writing with Susan Francis Saturday, 13th June 10am – 2.30pm Hurry! Maximum of 10 places available due to physical distancing requirements and half have already sold! How could I write about the importance of truth and not tell the whole truth myself? In February this year, Newcastle based writer Susan Francis had her memoir, The Love that Remains, released by the award-winning publisher, Allen & Unwin. Receiving critical acclaim, the book became an immediate best-seller. Publicity and marketing surrounding the book’s release was extensive and included media interviews with The Today Show, Mamamia and ABC radio, to name a few. In this one-day workshop at Wickham, Newcastle, Susan will share with you some important information about making your memoir stand out from the crowd and offer insight into ways you can ready it for publication. With real life experience on writing and having a memoir published, let Susan help guide and inspire your process. Students will explore both the practical and creative components necessary for writing a memoir and Susan will share the benefit of her experience. Topics covered include: The Importance of Authenticity There Must be Structure Narrative Devices and Writing the Self as Character What to do next? Manuscript Assessment/Editing/Agents/Publishers Venue: This workshop will be held at the Matthew Talbot administration HQ, Hannell St, Wickham. The building provides excellent educational facilities in a room large enough to meet physical distancing requirements. Time: 10am – 2.30pm (4 hours plus 30 minutes for lunch) What to bring: writing materials, your lunch. Your own coffee/tea mug. We will provide tea and coffee and hand sanitiser.