Miriam Halahmy

Miriam Halahmy is an author, poet and workshop facilitator for English PEN. Her novels cover controversial issues such as asylum seekers and teenage pregnancy. Her debut novel Hiddenwas nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
Memoir Writing : Getting Started, Keeping Going

“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.

Writing Workshop: From Memoir to Fiction

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.

The Art of Writing for Young Adults: a Workshop
Writing for young adults is a genre of its own, prompting the challenges one might expect in creating enjoyable, age-appropriate, but trenchant works of fiction for those of not-quite adult status, who in many ways are wiser than their parents. In the first hour, authors Keren David, Hilary Freeman and Miriam Halahmy will discuss how they meet these challenges. In the second, you will have the chance to pitch your idea for a children’...