Have You Ever Thought About Writing Your Life Story?

Thank you to the lovely group of students who worked together writing their life stories … and doing all that filing and labelling!! What a modest group you were, so many heroines, so many jobs and careers, in banks, schools, hospitals, the military, hairdressing, youth work, and how lovely to work with an early pioneer female architect – the only woman at the time to be training in a male dominated profession.

We enjoyed hearing about strong father/daughter relationships, and we will all remember the unconventional telephone line arrangements enjoyed by four children living nextdoor-but-one to each other. It was a pleasure meeting you all, and I hope you enjoyed your Denman experience as much as I did. Keep writing and keep in touch.



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

This course is relaxed informal and friendly, 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 a waiter service three course evening dinner with coffee/tea

Contact Chrissie@lifestorywriting.co.uk for course information and Denman College 01865 391991 for booking details.