Write Your Story - Writing your memoir workshops


Date 26 Aug 2021

Time 11:00 AM


Vision Australia Library

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Email library@visionaustralia.org



Have you always dreamt of writing your life story? How do you tell the story of your life? Come and explore memoir and life writing with award winning author Lyndel Caffrey.

Open to people who are just starting out, as well as more experienced writers, this series of 3 workshops is designed to help memoirists make decisions about the structure and contents of their memoir.

The workshops can be undertaken individually, or you can enrol for all 3 sessions. Participants will benefit most from completing all 3 workshops, as they build on one another. However, each is also a stand-alone session, giving you the option to choose.

About Lyndel Caffrey:

Lyndel is a Melbourne writer, mentor and creative writing teacher. She works to help writers build a deeper understanding of the story they have to tell and how to tell it. Lyndel has been published in range of literary magazines with her novel shortlisted for a major publishing award. She’s working on two novels. Lyndel works for Writers Victoria as Writeability Program Manager.

Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Further workshops on other aspects of writing your life story will be added shortly and participants will be notified.

Session 1 - August 26, 11am - 12:30pm

Recipe for a Story: Learn about the ingredients you need and the methods you can use to tell the story of your life.

You will learn:

  • Stories to include in your memoir and what to leave out
  • Which people in your life will become characters in your memoir
  • How to combine your ingredients to make a great story

Session 2 - September 9, 11am - 12:30pm

My Life as a Fairy Tale: Find out how classic story structure can help you write your memoir.

Learn the techniques you need to manage complex stories and keep people reading.

You will:

  • Find out why the structure of fairy tales has endured for thousands of years
  • Learn to recognise classic story structure in books, TV shows and films
  • Use fairy tales and classic story structure to develop your life writing or memoir


Session 3 - September 23, 11am - 12:30pm

Crafting your story: Learn how arts and crafts like knitting, patchwork quilting, map making, embroidery and more can help you tell your story.

You will learn how to use a range of story-telling strategies including:

  • Patchwork stories
  • Stringing beads
  • Freeze frame
  • Embroidery

Places are limited. Register now to avoid disappointment!



This wonderful series of workshops are free for Vision Australia library members and clients!