Memoir writing appeals to those who want to record their family’s history for future generations.

But going a step further and psychologically analysing the story of your life can have surprising benefits, including:

  • Making peace with traumas of the past,
  • Increased self awareness and insight,
  • Learning valuable lessons about life, and
  • Planning for the years ahead.

In this 2.5 hour practical workshop, Peter Quarry will describe the benefits of writing a psychological memoir, and provide hands-on skills and techniques for doing so, based on the contents of his 2022 book, ‘IF I WERE YOU – A psychologist puts himself on the couch’.

By the end of this workshop, participants will have the motivation, skills and a plan to tackle their own memoir project.

WHEN: 27/04/2023, 5-7:45pm

WHERE: Sebastopol Library – 181 Albert St, Sebastopol VIC 3356

HOW MUCH: BWI members/concession: $25
General admission: $50

Tickets are exclusively available to Ballarat Writers members until 20/03/2023, when they will be open to the general public. Find out more about membership here.

Book your place at the workshop here.

All participants will receive a signed copy of Peter’s book. You can find a review of the book by BWI chair, Laura Wilson, here.