Andrea Samuelson
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"A creative writing class may be one of the last places you can go where your life still matters." (Richard Hugo, The Triggering Town)



Suitable for beginners and those with writing experience
Commencing Tuesday 2nd October 2016 for 8 weeks - Cost £88
For more information and to book please contact Bexhill College on 01424 215746 ext 208


Writing honestly and truthfully about your experience can be far more challenging than writing fiction.

Like many writers I have excavated my own life for fictional material and probably always will. But I found it incredibly difficult to write directly about personal experiences.
In 2007 I embarked on a major project researching the life of my great grandmother Atalia Samuelson, who was committed to a mental institution at the age of 24. The parallels between her life and mine resulted in a book of poetry, "Shell." The experience taught me a great deal about the difficulties and rewards of saying the words you most need to say. 

I run lifewriting groups and classes and can also offer one to one support for a particular project via the Viewpoint service. For more information please contact me by email at
or by phone 01424 714294.



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