Write Your Memoir
Do you believe in the power of ordinary people to tell extraordinary stories? I do. The genre of memoir includes the personal essay, poetry, and of course, the full-fledged book. This course is an introduction to the memoir. We will read, discuss, reflect, provide each other feedback, and speak our truth through our stories. We will learn how to apply the techniques of fiction writing into non-fiction and create a safe space that allows us to be both vulnerable and honest.
In this beginner's course, participants will learn how to convert a memory into a scene and how to develop characters. Additionally, participants will leave the course with book recommendations, writing prompts, and resources to continue their memoir writing journey.
13th/15th & 20th/22nd August 2020
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Pragya Bhagat is a spoken word poet, award-winning essayist, and author of two books. Her work focuses on the intersection of themes such as mental health, belonging, and body image. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have been published in the Huffington Post, The Wire, The Bombay Review, and Helter Skelter, amongst others. Pragya currently lives in Goa.
“I'm so glad I took the memoir class. It was well planned and structured by Pragya. She is an excellent facilitator. I started reading only because she inspired me too. We had such an amazing workshopping time. Thank you so much Pragya.”
“The Memoir Writing Course with Pragya Bhagat was one of the most amazing journey I have taken in a while. It took me to places within me which I didn't know existed. It opened a mysterious gateway to memories, moments and rediscovery of myself. Thanks Team Bound for the chance.”
“The Memoir Writing course felt therapeutic. Pragya's level of preparedness, her time management abilities and the empathetic ways that she would listen to each one of us made the sessions memorable. Her suggested readings are wonderful and the writing prompts very creative. I enjoyed every moment.”
“Venturing into non-fiction writing for the first time, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. Pragya really helped guide me efficiently through the process. Also kudos to Pragya for time management and managing our groups. A very well managed and insightful course I must say!”