This course is for people who would like to write about themselves. We shall concentrate on memoirs by contemporary men and women and the experiences which have shaped them in order to prompt our own writing. We shall explore elements of our lives which we can present to others.
On your marks – starting places
Dip the toe or jump in the deep end?
Scuba diving or skydiving? Perspective
Tabloid or Broadsheet? Issues of style
Variety is the spice – textual variation
Last orders, please. Let’s talk about time
Ha! Very funny
You say ‘e-the’ and I say ‘eye-the’. Some things to do with voice(s)
Thinking about what you have written
Springboards and high boards
Recap and celebration
Mr Jeremy Hughes
Jeremy Hughes has published two novels – Wingspan (2013) and Dovetail (2011). He was awarded first prize in the PoetryWales competition and was short-listed for an Eric Gregory Award. He also publishes short fiction, life writing and reviews. He studied for the Master’s in creative writing at Oxford.
This course aims to explore different approaches to writing memoirs through the work of contemporary writers, so that students may gain inspiration and confidence to write their own memoir.
All summer school courses are taught through group seminars and individual tutorials. Students also conduct private study when not in class and there is a well stocked library at OUDCE to support individual research needs.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Recognise and understand constituent elements of memoir
- Utilise a variety of linguistic and literary techniques in their own writing
- Confidently work on a future project of their own
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