How to Start a Memoir (or keep going when you’re stuck)

(March 27, 2013)

Posted in Kate Braid, Past Workshops

Wednesday 27 March 2013, 6:30-9:30 PM
174 Spadina Suite 506

Limited to 12 Students.

Do you have a memoir in you? Have you ever wanted to get started writing a memoir? Or if you have started writing a memoir have you found yourself at a crossroads unsure of which way to go? In this short memoir writing workshop from the Toronto New School of Writing, led by Vancouver writer and poet Kate Braid, you will have the opportunity to explore:

  • Structure: Does a memoir always have to be chronological?
  • Memory: What’s true? Who is it for?
  • Telling secrets: What to reveal? Who will care? The issues of libel.
  • If you get stuck, how to unstick?

Bring all of your questions regarding these issues, and any issues about writing a memoir. We will finish with a short memoir writing exercise that will help press Start buttons.


Price: $90.00


In essays, prose and poetry, Kate Braid has edited, written and co-written numerous memoirs and biographies of various artists and working people, including fishermen, trade union leaders, painters, a pianist and herself as a carpenter. Her latest book is Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World. See

Tiny URL for this post: