Is it possible to tell the truth and keep your family, friendships and dignity relatively intact? And can anything be ‘invented’ in memoir? How far can a writer go in creating ‘life-like’ situations? We will look at the very real reasons for avoiding the truth, navigate the borderlands with fiction, explore ways of telling the truth and surviving – and find out when searing honesty becomes navel-gazing. Author Patti Miller (Ransacking Paris) offers creative guidance and practical writing exercises.

On receipt of booking, we will ask you to confirm any special requirements, including access needs. While not all rooms in Science House are fully accessible, we are committed to ensuring that all participants can attend all workshops.

With thanks to NYU Sydney.