Life as a work of fiction

We all have unfinished business. We lie awake at night, not knowing how to proceed in a difficulty, our thoughts looping. We have done everything we can to try to resolve a seemingly insoluble problem. Writing can be helpful, bringing new information to the surface, changing anxiety into curiosity, and providing relief and well-being. We will start by identifying core conflicts in your life. These can feel too intransigent or overwhelming to write as memoir, or you might just want to explore them using a different tool. Giving the dilemma to fictional characters can provide the distance you need to expand and intensify the dramatic tensions, and to let the story unfold. Imagination can switch off the rational, list-making, treadmill mind, allowing what we don’t know we don’t know about the situation to emerge. Beginner writers are welcome. This course will be facilitated by Dawn Garisch.

Please note that you will need to be available for both days (8 & 9 June).


Date: 8 June 2023

Time: 10:00am -


Venue: Bertha House: Kopanang

Price: R300

Tickets: Required

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