Free Memoir Writing Course with Jo Egan

Posted on: 18th April 2018

Jo Egan

Free Memoir Writing Course with playwright, trained oral archivist, theatre producer, director and facilitator Jo Egan.

The Playhouse is hosting a free course, which will support you in the process of writing a memoir.
Previous experience isn't required but a passion to tell a story that's important to you is.
During the course you will develop a structure that will support the memoir you wish to write.
By the end of this course you will have begun to write your memoir and will have worked through some major creative decisions. Because these stories are true, this class is a truly special experience.

Jo Egan was selected as our first Socially Engaged Theatre Practitioner. Jo's six month residency will commence in May and will culminate in a theatre production at The Playhouse in November 2018.
Jo is a professionally produced playwright, trained oral archivist, theatre producer, director and facilitator. She is the Artistic Director of Macha Productions, a theatre company dedicated to the democratisation of theatre creation and participation.

Her work includes Madame Geneva Lyric Belfast 2017, Sweeties, Grand Opera House, Belfast 2014. She has also co-created large-scale pioneering work including: The Wedding Community Play (Belfast Festival @ Queens 1999), and Crimea Square; One hundred years of Shankill History. (Belfast Festival 2013)

Thi 6-week memoir course starts at the Playhouse on Tuesday 8th May at 11am - 1pm ending with lunch, and continues each Tuesday 15th, 22nd, 29th & 5th and 12th June. The course is free to individuals.
To book a place on the course please contact Elaine at or call 02871 26027.

A project supported by the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body - SEUPB.



Image: Linen Hall Library, Belfast.


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