When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code W23HMSA05C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This is a practical creative writing course for writers with some previous experience of memoir or creative writing. In class you will develop extracts from your memoir, further your knowledge of the form and experiment with your writing style. You will develop your critical skills through workshop and class discussion.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify your writing’s strengths and areas for the development.
  • Develop your existing memoir.
  • Apply new approaches to shaping your material.
  • Share any ethical concerns regarding writing about your own life.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This is a practical creative writing course. Each week there will different writing activities which will help you to further your knowledge of your subject, develop your ideas and experiment with your writing style. You will study texts from a range of life writing material and be asked to contribute to class discussions. You will be expected to share excerpts from your work-in-progress with your fellow students for feedback.

    Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course but some previous experience of memoir or creative writing is desirable. This is not a class for those wanting to try out memoir writing for the first time.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    There will be times when you will need to show excerpts from your personal project for peer and tutor feedback.

    What you need

    Pen and paper. You will need to find time to write and read outside of the class (a list of suggested reading will be provided by the tutor). Access to a computer or tablet is and wifi is essential.

    What you can do next

    There are a number of Creative Writing courses at Morley College which may help you develop your prose style or further your ideas.