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What do we think?

How many of us have children whom, with the passage of time, risk having no record of one or more extraordinary life experiences of ours, or our parents? Feeling this is too big a risk to ignore we have organised a friendly little workshop with Encorum member Bridget Fraser who writes children’s stories, poetry and screenplays, to give you that initial support, guidance and encouragement; and we’ve chosen a location that is easily accessible from Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire or Wiltshire.

Don’t leave it till it is too late.

What do they say?

“BRIDGET FRASER, Encorum member, writer of fiction and maker of films, will lead this half day course to help you get started with writing your memoir.   Kitchen maid or King, everyone has a past, everyone has memories – record yours to share and enjoy. It doesn’t have to be recalling your whole life, but could be as simple as one particular phase or experience that shouldn’t be forgotten.

Where do I begin ?

How do I begin ?

How do I organise my memories ?

Why am I writing this ?
Do I want one of my children, siblings or a friend to join me so as to share different points of view of the same event ?
Where to now ?

To make the most of the workshop jot down some initial thoughts and come along with a notebook, a pen and an open mind.”

Where is it?

Boxford Village Hall, Rood Hill, Newbury RG20 8DD, West Berkshire. (Conveniently accessible from Junction 13 of the M4, the A4 and the A34). Plenty free parking.

When is it?

Was 10 – 4pm, Friday 28th September 2018. CANCELLED

How much is it?

£35 includes tea, coffee and cakes. Please bring your own pack lunch.

Where can you find out more?

Please e-mail Simon at for more details and to reserve a space. Spaces will be strictly limited to a maximum of 12. You are very welcome to also book a ticket for a family member and/or friend. Once you have booked, Bridget will be in touch by e-mail to help you gather your thoughts a little before the workshop. For an interesting piece about Bridget and some of her work click here.

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