Healing Through Memoir Writing

Ref: C2423017

Each week set reading and writing prompts, as well as in-class writing time, will inspire you to explore whatever it is you'd like to heal from, as well as honing your skills at life writing. You will be sharing your memoir writing in the safe space of the workshop. Discussion with others, who are at various stages of overcoming and accepting a range of life experience, will help you too to mend. At the same time you'll be developing your memoir writing skills, whether you're writing for yourself, to give to family and friends, or with a view to publication.

Additional information about this course

The course is free to learners on income-related benefit.

Course aim

This course is for writing and sharing weekly memoir pieces to improve your skills at life writing and to heal. The aim is to heal the past, express grief or anger, recall a wider picture and reach acceptance to move on and live in the present.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • progress my journey of healing for health and wellbeing.
  • share and discuss past difficulties with others.
  • write from and view different perspectives on the past.
  • write memoir more effectively.
  • connect with others in an online learning environment.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will have access to course materials on Canvas, the WEA software, once you enrol.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Healing Through Memoir Writing


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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