Memoir Writing Workshop
Dame Fiona Kidman will take you on a practical journey through memoir writing with methods for appraising the form and hints on how to keep going.
The Memoir Writing Workshop takes participants through a brief journey into how to get started and, for those who have already begun, hints on how to keep going. Fiona will discuss methods of approaching the form and there will be time allowed for questions.
You are encouraged to have already considered writing in this form so you can ask helpful and specific questions.
The session will offer some short exercises, reading aloud optional.
The workshop costs $25 and includes morning tea. Registration required.
The Trust Waikato Building is on Little London Lane, off London Street, Hamilton. The Trust has a sizable carpark and there’s lots of parking outside and close by.
Fiona Kidman (DNZM OBE) has written over 30 books, including novels, short stories, poems and memoir. Her damehood is in recognition of her contribution to literature. Her work is widely known in France and she has also been recognised by the French government with the French Legion of Honour and a knighthood in Arts and Letters (Chevalier des Artes et des Lettres).
Her novel This Mortal Boy won the Jann Medlicott Ockham Book Award for Fiction in 2018. She has been the recipient of the Katherine Mansfield Award (in Menton), the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Fiction, the Ngaio Marsh Award for Crime Fiction, the New Zealand Heritage Award for Fiction. Her latest book is So Far For Now
(Penguin Random House 2022).