Have You Ever Thought About Writing Your Life Story?

Thank you to all the Life Story Writers who travelled to Denman to begin writing their life stories. We learned that there is no such thing as an ‘ordinary’ life as we wrote stories about ‘rags’ to riches – amazing women of the 20th century who survived and prospered against all the odds. Tales of adventurous children intent on escape, and husbands with an international fan club! We shared stories of ambitious building projects and life in a temporary caravan encampment, and shared our experiences of living and working with the challenges of autism including Asperger’s syndrome. You were all so modest about your achievements and talents! I hope our paths cross again and I hope you enjoyed writing (and talking) about your extraordinary lives as much as I enjoyed meeting and working with you.


Writing your life story or memoir with a specialist life story writer facilitator and a supportive group of like-minded people is a wonderfully reflective and enjoyable occupation.

This course is designed to give you all the help and inspiration you need to plan, write and organise your own unique life story, creating an enduring record of your life and times.

We’ll revisit and recapture tales from the older generation of your family, along with memories of childhood, school days, work and family life. Writing your life story /memoir adds a new personal dimension to a family history project, capturing a piece of social history, passing on your family’s unique heritage and connecting with future generations.

No experience of writing is needed, beginners are welcome, and all the stationery and folders you’ll need are included.

Price includes a comfortable ensuite room with tea/coffee making facilities and varied menus offering a selection of delicious meals, including buffet style cooked breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, tea in the afternoon, and three course evening dinner with coffee/tea served to your table.