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Miriam Halahmy

Contributors

Miriam Halahmy has published short and long fiction and poetry for adults, teens and children. She is an experienced facilitator and runs writing workshops in North London and for English PEN. She is Convenor of North London SCWBI Critque group, a member of the Highgate Poets and the Society of Authors. Her novel, HIDDEN, was published in October 2010 (Meadowside Books). Miriam writes a blog offering tips and inspirations to writers :miriamhalahmy.blogspot.com/ 

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2010

Friday, 5 March 2010

This workshop looked at how you can turn your life into fiction. After examining examples from various writers, participants discussed how to select material from their own lives, did some short writing exercises and had the opportunity to read their work and receive comments. Participants came fully prepared to talk about an unusual moment in their life.

2009

Friday, 27 February 2009

“I’ve started my memoirs three times but I always give up.”

“I don’t know where to begin.”

This workshop provided a toolkit for writing your memoirs, whether for the grandchildren, or for publication.  Using examples of printed texts and lots of juicy ideas, Miriam Halahmy lead us into the art of getting started and keeping going. There were writing exercises during the session and feedback was given for those bold enough to share their work aloud. 

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.