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​Autobiographical Writing Workshop with Cecilia Szperling

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Autobiographical Writing Workshop ONLINE in SPANISH with Argentine writer Cecilia Szperling

In this workshop, which lasts four classes of three hours each one, you will develop your autobiographical writing skills. There will be also time for analyzing the participants production and to talk about this literary genre.

Workshop objectives

Finding your own voice through autobiographical writing. The workshop will help to explore what, in some way, is already in ourselves from our personal experiences.

This course is designed for people who want to explore autobiographical writing, life as part of fiction, and may help participants to get started in this literary genre.

  • Finding your own voice
  • Writing from personal experiences
  • Modeling the narrative self
  • Learning to focus and to develop a story

Workshop development

After reading inspiring autobiographical texts, such as Vivian Gornick's The situation and the story (The art of Personal Narrative), the participants will be guided in order to produce their own writings each class. In each meeting, several texts will be read acting as triggers and there will be two in-class writing exercises. There will be a home-writing exercise based on memories and photography. We will talk and produce a writing exercise about the family Atlas.

This workshop is useful for:

  • Learning to focus and to develop a story
  • Discovering the inner self
  • Deconstruct experiences through writing
  • Learning to focus and to develop a story

As Vivian Gornick says: "Memoir is neither a testament nor fable nor analytic transcription. Memoir is a work of sustained narrative prose controlled by an idea of the self under obligation to lift from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver wisdom".

Suggested Bibliography (Optional)


The workshop will be taught in SPANISH. It is not necessary to have previous experience in autobiographical writing but it is required to speak and write in Spanish with a native level or with an intermediate / advanced level.


A minimum of 4 students is required to start the course. Maximum number of places: 12

Number of classes: 4 classes (3 hours each class)

Starts: Wednesday 22nd February 2023

Dates of the classes: Wednesday 22nd Feb / Wednesday 1st, 8th and 15th March 2023

Time: 6 pm to 9 pm (UK time)

Price: £ 120.-

To book your place it is necessary to make the payment of the workshop.

Certificate: A free digital certificate of your participation will be extended after finishing the workshop.
If you require a printed certificate outside the UK post is not included.

The workshop will be taught live on the Zoom platform in a screening format (in real time) and all participants will be able to interact with the teacher during the classes. Internet connection, microphone and camera are required. The class will be recorded and participants can watch it again during a week.

After payment the participant will receive a confirmation e-mail of the booking at the workshop and further information about it.

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