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Memoir Lectures
The Creative Writer's Workshop – Irene Graham

Do you want to write your memoir and don't know where to start?

Join Irene for an inspiring Lecture on Memoir Writing.

To book Irene for an inspirational Writing Lecture at your Gathering, contact us

May 2014

Dublin: Memoir Lecture – Memories into Memoir
Translating life experiences into Memoir

Kindly organised by the National Library of Ireland

Memories into Memoir Lecture with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook. An interactive in-depth lecture and discussion on Memoir Writing.

  • May, Tue 6 at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2
  • 2pm to 3:30pm

This lecture will kick-start writing your life story, provide a number of valuable tips on how to translate life experiences into memoir, and how to weave Family History into your stories.

  • Would you like to write your memoir and don't know where to start?
  • Do you understand how to translate life experience into Memoir?
  • Would you like to know how to handle Truth in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you know what a Retrospective Voice is in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you want to include Family History into your story and don't know how?
  • Have you a question about writing your memoir that you would like an answer to?

Join Irene at the National Library of Ireland for an engaging session on Memoir Writing.

Booking Essential – Secure your Seat now
Email: learning@nli.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1 603 0259

Many of the events in the National Library of Ireland are free. If you would like this to continue, you can support their Events Programme by making a donation. Donation boxes are located throughout the NLI buildings

Further info: www.TheMemoirWritingClub.com


May 2013

Dublin: Memoir Lecture – Memories into Memoir
Include Family History in your Memoirs!

Kindly organised by the National Library of Ireland

Memories into Memoir Lecture with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook. An interactive in-depth lecture and discussion on Memoir Writing.

  • May, Mon 13 at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2
  • 2pm to 3:30pm

This lecture will kick-start writing your life story, provide a number of valuable tips on how to translate life experiences into memoir, and how to weave Family History into your stories.

  • Would you like to write your memoir and don't know where to start?
  • Do you want to include Family History into your story and don't know how?
  • Would you like to know how to handle Truth in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you know what a Retrospective Voice is in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you understand how to translate life experience into Memoir?
  • Have you a question about writing your memoir that you would like an answer to?

Join Irene at the National Library of Ireland for an engaging session on Memoir Writing.

Booking Essential – Secure your Seat now
Email: learning@nli.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1 603 0259

Many of the events in the National Library of Ireland are free. If you would like this to continue, you can support their Events Programme by making a donation. Donation boxes are located throughout the NLI buildings

Further info: www.TheMemoirWritingClub.com


Oct 2012

Kilkenny: Memoir Lecture – Memories into Memoir
Focus on the Story of your Ancestors this Halloween!

Kindly organised by Rothe House & Garden in Kilkenny

Memories into Memoir Lecture with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook. An interactive in-depth lecture and discussion on Memoir Writing.

  • Oct, Sat 27 at Rothe House & Garden, Parliament St, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • 4 to 5:30pm
  • €5 euros entrance fee

This lecture will kick-start writing your life story, provide a number of valuable tips on how to translate life experiences into memoir, and how to weave Family History into your stories.

  • Would you like to write your memoir and don't know where to start?
  • Do you want to include Family History into your story and don't know how?
  • Would you like to know how to handle Truth in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you know what a Retrospective Voice is in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you understand how to translate life experience into Memoir?
  • Have you a question about writing your memoir that you would like an answer to?


Join Irene at Rothe House for an engaging session on Memoir Writing.

Booking Essential – Secure your Seat now
Email: info@rothehouse.com
Tel: +353 (0)56 772 2893

Further info: www.TheMemoirWritingClub.com


May 2012

Dublin: Memoir Lecture – Memories into Memoir

Kindly organised by The National Library of Ireland

Memories into Memoir Lecture with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook. An interactive in-depth lecture and discussion on Memoir Writing.

  • May, Tuesday 8 at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Registration 1:30pm
  • No charge

This lecture will kick-start your writing and show you how to write a creative memoir, in a step-by-step process, as you creatively translate life experience into memoir.

  • Would you like to write your memoir and don't know where to start?
  • Would you like to know how to handle Truth in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you know what a Retrospective Voice is in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you understand how to translate life experience into Memoir?
  • Have you a question about writing your memoir that you would like an answer to?


Join Irene at the National Library of Ireland for an engaging session on memoir writing.

Bookings: memoir@nil.ie

Further info: www.TheMemoirWritingClub.com


May 2011

Dublin: Memoir Lecture – Memories into Memoir

Kindly organised by The National Library of Ireland

Memories into Memoir Lecture with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook. An interactive in-depth lecture and discussion on Memoir Writing.

  • May, Tuesday 10 at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • 2pm to 4pm
  • Registration 1:30pm
  • No charge

This lecture will kick-start your writing and show you how to write a creative memoir, in a step-by-step process, as you creatively translate life experience into memoir.

  • Would you like to write your memoir and don't know where to start?
  • Would you like to know how to handle Truth in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you know what a Retrospective Voice is in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you understand how to translate life experience into Memoir?
  • Have you a question about writing your memoir that you would like an answer to?


Join Irene at the National Library of Ireland for an engaging session on memoir writing.

Bookings: memoir@nil.ie

Further info: www.TheMemoirWritingClub.com


Feb 2011

Dublin: Memoir Lecture – Memories into Memoir

Kindly organised by The National Library of Ireland

Memories into Memoir Lecture with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook. An interactive in-depth lecture and discussion on Memoir Writing.

  • February, Friday 18 at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • 11am to 1pm
  • Registration 10:30am
  • No charge

This lecture will kick-start your writing and show you how to write a creative memoir, in a step-by-step process, as you creatively translate life experience into memoir.

  • Would you like to write your memoir and don't know where to start?
  • Would you like to know how to handle Truth in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you know what a Retrospective Voice is in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you understand how to translate life experience into Memoir?
  • Have you a question about writing your memoir that you would like an answer to?


Join Irene at the National Library of Ireland for an engaging session on memoir writing.

Bookings: memoir@nil.ie

Further info: www.TheMemoirWritingClub.com


Sept 2010

Dublin Workshop:

Kindly organised by The National Library of Ireland

Memories into Memoir Workshop with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook 

  • September, Thursday 30th @ The National Library of Ireland Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • 11am to 4pm (Lunch 1-2pm not included), 4 Hours Total 

This 4 hour Introduction Workshop to Memoir Writing is for new and established writers interested in writing memoir. 

Throughout the workshop Irene will guide the participants through the elements of memoir writing using her innovative Memoir Map from The Memoir Writing Workbook. You will engage with numerous right-brain/left-brain exercises and visual writing techniques from the workbook and learn how to use them on an ongoing basis to evoke and enhance memory recall.  You will also learn the importance of structure and engage in discussions on truth and how to incorporate the retrospective voice into your memoir.  

This workshop will kick-start your writing and show you how to write a creative memoir, in a step by step process, as you creatively translate life experience into memoir. 

Note: There is no charge for this workshop. Participants are required to purchase their personal copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook prior to the workshop which will be used throughout the workshop. The workbook is available in The National Library Shop at €39.95  

Bookings:   memoir@nli.ie
No charge for workshop 

Further Info: www.TheMemoirWritingClub.com


Sept 2010

Athlone Literary Festival

Athlone, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Memories into Memoir Workshop with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook

  • Friday 24 Sept 2010 – Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone
  • 11am to 4pm (Lunch 1-2pm not included) 4 Hours Total
  • Workshop Fee €40 including your personal copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook

This 4 hour Introduction Workshop to Memoir Writing is for new and established writers interested in writing memoir.

Throughout the workshop Irene will guide the participants through the elements of memoir writing using her innovative Memoir Map from The Memoir Writing Workbook. You will engage with numerous right-brain/left-brain exercises and visual writing techniques from the workbook and learn how to use them on an ongoing basis to evoke and enhance memory recall. You will also learn the importance of structure and engage in discussions on truth and how to incorporate the retrospective voice into your memoir.

This workshop will kick-start your writing and show you how to write a creative memoir, in a step-by-step process, as you creatively translate life experience into memoir.

Note: There is no charge for this workshop. To enrol, participants are required to purchase their personal copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook (€40) which will be used throughout the workshop.

Workshop Bookings:
literaryathlone@gmail.com
office@thememoirwritingclub.com
Telephone: 086 2523428
Some tickets may be available on the door half an hour prior to the event and subject to availability.
Online: http://athloneliteraryfestival.com

Further Info: www.TheMemoirWritingClub.com


Sept 2010

Clifden Arts Festival

By kind invitation of Clifden Arts Festival
Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland

Memories into Memoir Talk with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook 

  • Saturday 18 Sept – Foyles Hotel, Clifden, Co. Galway
  • 10am to Noon
  • Fee €7 euro

An interactive in-depth Talk and Discussion on Memoir Writing with Irene Graham, Author of The Memoir Writing Workbook.

  • Would you like to write your memoir and don’t know where to start?
  • Would you like to know how to handle Truth in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you know what a Retrospective Voice is in Memoir Writing?
  • Do you understand how to translate life experience into Memoir?
  • Have you a question about writing your memoir that you would like an answer to?

Join Irene in Foyle’s Hotel at the Clifden Arts Festival for an engaging session on memoir writing.

No advance Bookings required – Numbers Limited – Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Further Info: www.TheMemoirWritingClub.com


July 2010

Kinsale Arts Festival

Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland

Memories into Memoir Workshop with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook

  • Saturday 10 July 2010 – Carmelite Friary Centre, Kinsale
  • 11am to 4pm (Lunch 1-2pm not included) 4 Hours Total
  • Workshop Fee €40 including your personal copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook

This 4 hour Introduction Workshop to Memoir Writing is for new and established writers interested in writing memoir. The workshop will also include discussions on how to start a Memoir Writing Club in your local area.

Throughout the workshop Irene will guide the participants through the elements of memoir writing using her innovative Memoir Map from The Memoir Writing Workbook. You will engage with numerous right-brain/left-brain exercises and visual writing techniques from the workbook and learn how to use them on an ongoing basis to evoke and enhance memory recall. You will also learn the importance of structure and engage in discussions on truth and how to incorporate the retrospective voice into your memoir.

This workshop will kick-start your writing and show you how to write a creative memoir, in a step-by-step process, as you creatively translate life experience into memoir.

Note: There is no charge for this workshop. To enrol, participants are required to purchase their personal copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook (€40) which will be used throughout the workshop.

The Memoir Writing Workbook can be purchased directly before the workshop commences at the Arts Festival Writing Venue.

Workshop Bookings:
Telephone: +353 (0)21 470 0877
In Person: 4 Newmans Mall, Kinsale
Online: www.kinsaleartsweek.com
Some tickets may be available on the door half an hour prior to the event and subject to availability.

Further Info: www.TheMemoirWritingClub.com


May 2010

Wexford Book Festival Workshop

Wexford Town, Ireland

Memories into Memoir Workshop with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook 

    • Thursday, 20th May – Whites of Wexford, Abbey Street, Wexford.
    • 11am to 4pm (Lunch will be served between 1-2 pm)
    • Workshop fee to cover lunch - €10.00

This 4 hour Introduction Workshop to Memoir Writing is for new and established writers interested in writing memoir. 

Throughout the workshop Irene will guide the participants through the elements of memoir writing using her innovative Memoir Map from The Memoir Writing Workbook. You will engage with numerous right-brain/left-brain exercises and visual writing techniques from the workbook and learn how to use them on an ongoing basis to evoke and enhance memory recall.  You will also learn the importance of structure and engage in discussions on truth and how to incorporate the retrospective voice into your memoir.  

This workshop will kick-start your writing and show you how to write a creative memoir, in a step by step process, as you creatively translate life experience into memoir. 

Note: Participants are required to purchase their personal copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook  (€39.95) prior to the workshop which will be used throughout the workshop.

The Memoir Writing Workbook can be purchased directly before the workshop commences in Whites of Wexford. 

Bookings: Please contact:

Orla Nolan, Wexford Chamber on 053 9122226 or email orla.nolan@wexfordchamber.ie  


June 2010

Festival: Listowel Writers’ Week

Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Memories into Memoir Workshop with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook 

  • June, Thurs 3 / Fri 4 / Sat 5 @ Listowel Writers’ Week, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland 
  • 9:00am to 1:00pm each day  (12 Hours Total)
  • Limited to 15 participants

3 day Memoir Writing Workshop to explore and discover personal memoir writing using right-brain/left-brain learning techniques that will help you tap into your creativity and draw upon your well of life experience. This workshop also provides writers interested in writing fiction with a bedrock of life experiences that can be used as base material in fiction writing.

It will be a time to discover and enhance your unique writing voice as you define your experiences and learn how to write from the heart of personal understanding. You will discover how to think like a writer and draw upon the myriad of incidents that make up your life story and path.

You will explore theme and its associated meaning as you learn how to translate your personal story into creatively writing and structuring your memoir. By using various creative writing techniques you will be encouraged to capture significant life events as you learn how to focus your memoir, include your retrospective voice and how to engage with truth in the writing of creative non-fiction.

This workshop will help you unblock creativity and evoke your imagination as you develop and write your memoir. Open to new and established writers.

Be inspired... write you story!

Bookings: 
To secure a place on this workshop, please send full fee €175 euros.
Payment by cheque to Writers’ Week Limited or Credit/Laser Card by contacting Writers’ Week
Tel: +353 68 21074  (€4 Charge for Credit Card and €2 for Laser Transactions). No Cash Please. Workshop refunds not permitted after the 21st May 2010.


Feb 2010

Cork Workshop:

Kindly organised by Triskel Arts Centre in Cork

Memories into Memoir Workshop with Author Irene Graham - based upon The Memoir Writing Workbook 

  • Feb, Sat 27th @ Jury’s Hotel, Western Road, Co. Cork, Ireland 
  • 11am to 4pm (Lunch 1-2pm not included), 4 Hours Total 
  • Limited to 20 Participants

This 4 hour Introduction Workshop to Memoir Writing is for new and established writers interested in writing memoir, and who are also interested in setting up a Memoir Writing Club in their local area – using The Memoir Writing Workbook as their guide.

Note: This workshop does not enable individuals to ‘teach’ memoir writing. It is aimed at individuals who want to encourage friends and family to join in a group with each individual in their group using their personal copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook. 

Throughout the workshop Irene will guide the participants through the elements of memoir writing using her innovative Memoir Map from The Memoir Writing Workbook. You will engage with numerous right-brain/left-brain exercises and visual writing techniques from the workbook and learn how to use them on an ongoing basis to evoke and enhance memory recall.  You will also learn the importance of structure and engage in discussions on truth and how to incorporate the retrospective voice into your memoir. The workshop will also cover how to form a Memoir Writing Club and how to guide a club on an ongoing basis – which is also included in The Memoir Writing Workbook.  

This workshop will kick-start your writing on an individual writing basis and show you how to write a creative memoir, in a step by step process, as you creatively translate life experience into memoir. 

Note: There is no charge for the workshop. Participants are required to purchase their personal copy of The Memoir Writing Workbook prior to the workshop which will be used throughout the workshop.  

Bookings & Details:  office@thememoirwritingclub.com
Tel: +353 (0) 86 252 3428
The Memoir Writing Workbook: €39.95
No charge for workshop