Sunday 12th November 2023, 7.30-9.30pm CET (‘Vienna-time)

online (Zoom)

Tickets €25 | Free for SWC annual members taking part in the 24-hour writing challenge

We are extremely excited to offer a unique, two hour online workshop exploring memoir writing and getting real-life down on the page led by the wonderful Catherine Simpson.

Catherine has published two memoirs: When I Had a Little Sister, about the death by suicide of her sister, Tricia, and recently, One Body about growing up and growing older in a woman’s body, written while she was being treated for breast cancer. One Body was shortlisted for the Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2022 in the Scottish National Book Awards, and the audio version, narrated by Catherine, was selected for World Book Night 2023. In 2021 Catherine wrote and narrated a dramatic monologue on Radio 4, called ‘Driving Dad to the Old Folks Home’ which was a Radio 4 ‘Pick of the Week’. Her novel Truestory was inspired by raising her daughter, Nina, who is autistic.

Catherine’s writing has been described as ‘tormented, riveting and bleakly funny… heart-rending and compassionate’ by the Observer and ‘deep and soulful’ by the Sunday Times.’

Join us as we learn how to shape our ramshackle years and myriad experiences into a strong, engaging narrative.

Find out more about Catherine and her work here.