Monthly Memoir Workshops

From: R450.00 / month

Join acclaimed writer Joanne Hichens for support and encouragement on your memoir writing journey.

At the monthly workshop Joanne will hear your writing, offer feedback and answer your writing questions. 

Book for specific dates or become part of our inner-circle of memoir writers to experience on-going support and the companionship of a like-minded memoir writing community. Membership of this exclusive circle will also allow you access to a tailor-made library of writing resources.  




2023 meeting dates

  • Wednesday 21 June 18:00 SAST
  • Thursday 20 July 18:00 SAST
  • Thursday 17 August 18:00 SAST
  • Wednesday 2o September 18:00 SAST
  • Wednesday  18 October 18:00 SAST
  • Wednesday 15 November 18:00 SAST
  • Thursday 14 December 18:00 SAST

2024 TBC

Who will the memoir workshops benefit? 

  • Anyone who has always yearned to write memoir but struggled to begin or find a way in
  • Anyone who has started writing a memoir and become stuck, or who isn’t sure of their direction  
  • Anyone who would like ongoing support and feedback in their writing from a highly experienced writer and facilitator
  • Those who would like to be part of a supportive group of like-minded writers
  • Those who would like the motivation of regular meetups

What will your memoir membership give you?

  • Ongoing support and encouragement from a like-minded writing community in an online group
  • A monthly workshop with Joanne Hichens
  • Answers to your writing questions and advice on your writing problems at the monthly meetings
  •  Read out between 300 and 500 words for feedback and discussion. This can be your own writing or your response to an exercise or writing prompt
  • Access to our exclusive library of writing resources and workshops
  • You’ll be able to share your triumphs and woes on an online platform any time you need to
  • You’ll have a safe and nurturing group of writers with whom to share your writing.
  • You’ll have access to people who understand the process of what you’re going through. 

Your facilitator 

, author and editor, lives in Cape Town. Her are Out to Score (co-written), Divine Justice, published in the United States, and Sweet Paradise. Her young adult novels, Stained and Riding the Wave, were each shortlisted for the Sanlam Literature Award. Her memoir,   was published by in 2020. “In Death and the After Parties I write about the passing of my mother, husband, father and mother-in-law, and examine everything that happened after their deaths – the emotional frenzy, the funerals, the family strife, the fighting, the loving. I describe first-hand the shock, the grief, the mourning, the betrayals, ultimately focusing on recovering from loss.”

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