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The Art Of Non-Fiction:
How To Write A Memoir

A 2 Week Writing Course That Teaches You To Write Your Memoir

with Pragya Bhagat

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Class Fee: Rs. 4,500  Only

Learn To Write Your Memoir

This two-week class will focus on how to weave depth and connection into our memoirs. We will talk about what it takes to write a memoir. We will dissect the work of master memoirists, give each other rigorous feedback, and foster a writing community that will continue to support us long after the course is done.

At the end of the course, you will emerge more informed, more curious, and more confident to bring your writing into the world.

DURATION : 2 weeks (8 hours)

DATE: Saturdays and Sundays

21st - 22nd August 2021

28th - 29th August 2021

TIMING : 2-4pm

AGE LIMIT: 16 & Above

Takeways

1.

SAFE, NON - JUDGMENTAL SPACE

Pragya Bhagat creates a writing environment that allows your authentic, vulnerable self to shine.

2.

CREATIVE WRITING PROMPTS

Every session will include writing prompts that get your creative juices flowing.

3.

IMPROVE YOUR WRITING

Personalised feedback by a community of memoirists will leave you more informed about your writing style and how you want to improve it.

4.

HAVE FUN

Sure, there’s homework, but you’ll get to know others on the same journey as you and have fun doing it.

WONDERING IF THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU?

Drop a query and we will get in touch to answer all your questions.

Week 1

August, 21st

Persona

We will explore our ‘why,’ the reason we want to write our stories. Additionally, we will bust some myths about memoir writing and learn different ways to create character maps.

August, 22nd

Narrative Place

How can we incorporate the idea of place into our writing? What are different ways that memoirists write about place while including our emotional and socio-cultural memories We will also focus on workshopping each other’s work.

Week 2

August, 28th

Scene and Summary

A good memoir is about balancing when to zoom in and when to zoom out, when to speed up the pace and when to slow it down. We will learn the differences between scene writing and summary writing and read some memoir excerpts to identify these two components.

August 29th

Accessing Memory

Memoir writing is all about knowing how to access our memories. We will go through some exercises to learn how to do this. We will also learn how certain well-known memoirists access their memories.

pragya bhagat

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: PRAGYA BHAGAT

Pragya is a spoken word poet, award-winning essayist, and author of two fascinating books: More Than a Memory and Yarn – An Interwoven Memoir. 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 and Helter Skelter, amongst others. She currently lives in Goa. Pragya has been conducting online workshops with Bound since May 2020 and has also been a mentor at Bound Writers’ Retreat. She thinks of herself as an instructor and a facilitator, and is beloved by her students and the Bound Community!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Is there an application process to join this course?

A. No, there is no application process. Anyone who wants to get in touch with themselves or be a writer can benefit from this course.

Q. Do I have to make full payment before the course begins?

A. Yes.

Q. Will I get a certificate?

A. Yes, you will receive an official certificate from Bound.

Q. If I have to miss one session, what do I do?

A. Please contact [email protected] as soon as you are sure that you will miss a session. We will try our best to address your absence. The class payment is non-refundable. You can, however, use the amount towards another class or service.

Q. What if I have more questions?

A. Fill up our query form and a member from our team will get in touch with you.

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