Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

Writing Workshop
with Michael Harding

The Art of Memoir

Date: Sunday March 26th
Venue: dlr LexIcon
Time: 2pm
Cost: €25 (max. 25 participants)
Age: Adults

This will be a brief introduction to the idea of memory and story, and the use of memory in the creation of a memoir. We will discuss the personal past, the selection of memory and the creation of memoir. We will also discuss the shaping of memoir using the conventional structures of a good story. And finally we will ask the question, who are you writing for? While your memories are your own, the question arises about memoir; is the purpose to resolve your own past or to entertain others?

Michael Harding is one of Ireland's most distinctive writers and storytellers and his recent memoirs Staring at Lakes and Hanging with the Elephant have touched a chord with readers and audiences throughout the country. In his latest book, Talking to Strangers, he reflects on the last 18 months, playing the Bull McCabe on stage in Dublin, struggling with self-doubt, faith and psychotherapy. Harding is a master of the memoir form.

Michael Harding