Life Writing Study Day

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Hear six writers share their experiences and advice

Join us for a day exploring life writing, its history and how to write it. Hear from six writers as they discuss their experiences of writing biographies, autobiographies, memoir and fictional life writing. Our contributors will discuss how to research an idea and how to structure your writing, as well as tips for getting your work published.


Ophelia Field – A short history of life writing
Lyndall Gordon – Autobiography and memoir writing
Peter Parker – Researching and writing biographies
Frances Wilson – Fictional life writing
Jane Ridley – Royal biography
Professor Margaretta Jolly – Life Writing and Women’s Liberation Stories

Read the course outline [PDF]

Tea and coffee are served at the start and end of the day. Participants will need to make their own arrangements for lunch.


Name: Life Writing Study Day
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £55.00
Member: £55.00
Senior 60+: £50.00
Student: £47.00
Registered Unemployed: £47.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546