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Dr Lucie Brownlee is an award-winning writer, researcher, and creative writing tutor. Her Sunday Times best-seller Life After You was chosen for the Richard and Judy Bookclub and adapted for television. Her novel The Mother made the final four in Mslexia’s Novel Competition 2020 and she is a Northern Writers’ Award for Fiction winner for her novel The Song of Annie Chapman. Her short stories have been shortlisted in two international competitions and she has published many articles, including for the Independent and the Telegraph. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Newcastle University.

Start Date: 29th July, 2024

Duration: Six weeks

Price: €170

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Embark on Your Memoir Writing Journey: Enrol in Our 6-Week Online Course

Welcome to the world of memoir writing with our comprehensive 6-week online Memoir Writing Course. Join us on an inspiring journey to explore the art of crafting powerful narratives from your cherished memories and life experiences. Across six engaging modules, you’ll receive expert guidance and feedback from our experienced instructors, based in Ireland but accessible to aspiring writers worldwide.

Course Structure and Flexibility:

Our 6-week course is thoughtfully structured to provide flexibility. Each week, a new module will be revealed as text lessons, allowing you to proceed at your own pace. We recommend dedicating 2-3 hours per week to your studies.

To support your progress, you’ll have a dedicated online tutor assigned to assess your weekly written assignments, offering personalised feedback to keep you on track and monitor your development. Submit your assignments for this valuable feedback, helping you refine your skills and cultivate your unique writing voice.

Due to the high demand for this course, early registration is highly recommended to secure your place.

Global Access and Ongoing Learning:

Our courses are open to students worldwide, and our instructors eagerly share their expertise and passion for memoir writing, irrespective of your location. Even after the course concludes, you’ll enjoy lifetime access to the course materials, enabling you to revisit and refresh your knowledge whenever necessary.

Please be vigilant in checking your Spam/Junk folder for the first module email from your tutor on the course start date.

Weekly Modules and Lessons:

Lesson 1: Getting Started With Memoir

The first lesson introduces you to memoir as a form. It will help you plan your memoir over the next six weeks and show you exactly what a memoir can do. 

Lesson 2: The Basics of Memoir

The second lesson teaches you the basics of writing a memoir. You will learn what themes to include in your memoir and how to add humour to your writing. Ultimately, you will learn how to start writing your memoir.

Lesson 3: Characters in Memoir

The third lesson teaches you how to write about people in your memoir. You will learn how to write about yourself, separate from the narrative voice. You will also learn how to write about others through effective characterisation.

Lesson 4: Settings in Memoir

The fourth lesson teaches you how to write about places in your memoir. You will learn how to write settings using your senses and memory through effective research and characterisation.

Lesson 5: Plotting Your Memoir

The fifth lesson teaches you how to plot your memoir. You will learn how to balance tone and themes through successful plot structures and how to write subplots.

Lesson 6: Putting Your Memoir Together

The final lesson shows you how to put your memoir together. You will learn how to edit your memories and how to end a memoir. You will also learn how to take those first steps into publishing your memoir.

Let’s Get Started:

Embark on this incredible journey to explore the art of memoir writing and harness the power of your personal story. Enrol today and take your initial stride towards crafting a compelling memoir that will resonate with readers for years to come!

To find out more about how the online courses work, or if you have any further queries, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.

Start Date

29th July


6 weeks




Lucie Brownlee