"They say that there's a book in each of us..."
Where do you store your memories? On faded handwritten pages? In yellowing albums? Or are they all locked up in your mind, waiting to be arranged crisply on the printed page?
Memoirs and biographies are not reserved for the rich and famous. Ordinary lives are also filled with insight, humanity and laughter. Take the course "Writing Memoirs and Biographies", and make your life story extraordinary. Soon, you will be holding that book in your hands.
Dates: May 22-24, 2008
Duration: 3 days
Time: 9am-5.30pm (meals included)
Venue: 177, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 KUALA LUMPUR
Who should attend?
Anyone intending to write an autobiography, memoir, biography, or to publish a diary. The course is aimed specifically at those who have no previous experience in writing or publishing.
Participants will, among others:
- look at the biography as a literary form
- learn the art of "unlocking memories"
- identify what makes a biography interesting; what is "writeable" in Malaysia
- learn about the writing process and how to organize content
- learn how to find a publisher or self-publish
Salt Shakers' course facilitators are well known their extensive expertise in writing and publishing. "Writing Memoirs and Biographies" is conducted by Edda de Silva, former Managing Director and Publishing Director of Oxford University Press, Malaysia, and
Dr Nesamalar Chitravelu, former Associate Professor in the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya.
Closing date for registration is 9 May, 2008. Please note that only 20 places are available for this course.
For more information, please call Rozita at 03-7726 9078, or email email@example.com
Thursday, April 17, 2008
How to write Memoirs and Biographies
Edda da Silva (whom I know from the days when I used to do some freelance work with Oxford University Press) contacted me to tell me about a writing course she is running :