Autobiography & Memoir
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Life writing memoir small groups for mature women in the UK and Europe. Workshops in English, French and Italian.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Jilliana Ranicar-Breese facilitated a BME (Black minority ethnic) group called WOVEN (Women of a very enterprising nature) in Brighton with women writing their life experiences as a Wellbeing Therapy under the umbrella of Mental Health.
Jilliana will give reflective triggers, guidance and themed suggestions covering such areas as family background and heritage, childhood, school, home life, coming of age, work and careers, romance and relationships, travels, marriage, children, loss, friendship, second coming-of-age, beliefs, life experiences and personal development.
Discover more about yourself through autobiographical writing. Join our writing group in Brighton or elsewhere in Europe. It is also an autobiography-memoir workshop.
Self-therapy, through writing about yourself, can help you to embark on a journey of self-discovery.
The purpose of these workshops is to encourage the writing of brief nostalgic memories (vignettes) from your life. These can be used later for the creation of a memoir or an autobiography. These memories can be shared with your loved ones and friends.
By writing about your life experiences, you will learn about your own development over the decades. Remember, that even though you may not realize it, you have a story to tell. We all do.
These workshops are suitable for all levels and abilities. You can join even if you have never written anything before. After writing together within the group, a form of writing therapy seems to emerge. The whole process is distinctly therapeutic and inspirational when shared with the rest of the group in a confidential and stimulating environment.
You will get to know the other group members as a result of their writing and what is revealed. The benefit of the writing-to-heal process is sharing your work with others. Writing is healing! After all the most fascinating person in your life is You!
Jilliana, who has been involved in Creative Writing and Autobiography since 1998, leads the group as Facilitator.
She has studied with Sue Townsend, Helen Dunmore, Nell Dunn, Allegra Taylor, Lynne Hackles, Miriam Hastings, Alison Lurie, Rosie Jackson and Diane Samuels. She has attended workshops at Ruskin College, Oxford, Birbeck College, University of London, The Skyros Centre, Skyros, Greece, Cortijo Romero, Orgiva, Andalusia, Spain, the annual writing convention at Caerleon (University of Newport, South Wales) and the University of Third Age, Spain.
She was a meet and greet volunteer at Eurotas2014 in Crete, an annual Transpersonal Psychology Conference.
Jilliana was a volunteer TEFL teacher in Madrid for the Vaughan English Language immersion programme in 2016.