How to bring your memoir to life

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How to bring your memoir to life

By The Bridport Prize

How to bring your memoir to life
25 June 2024, 6.30pm to 7.30pm UK time
£1 tickets for under represented writers on a low income.
Hurry! Limited supply*

Discover where to start and when to end your memoir, how to choose the right moment in your life to put into words and what to consider when writing about real people and events.

Our panel includes best selling memoir author, Cathy Rentzenbrink and leading literary agent, Euan Thorneycroft from AM Heath, London.


Cathy Rentzenbrink
Cathy’s books include The Last Act of Love, Everyone is Still Alive and Write It All Down. Her new novel Ordinary Time is out in July 2024. Cathy regularly chairs literary events and speaks on life, death, love, and literature. Cathy was the inaugural judge for The Bridport Prize memoir competition.

Euan Thorneycroft
Euan says he loves memoirs ‘in all shapes and sizes.’ A literary agent at AM Heath, London he is a regular speaker at creative writing courses and book fairs. He is also a Bridport Prize memoir competition partner.

Debbie Enever
Debbie’s memoir about the death of her 15 year old son, Midowed: a mother’s grief  is available from  Zsa Zsa Publishing. It was longlisted in The Bridport Prize memoir competition.

Sheereen Khan
Runner up in The Bridport Prize memoir competition, Sheereen’s Belonging, Biryani and Bacon is an exploration of her mixed race through the food her parents prepared and a gateway into their different cultures and religions.

Run by international creative writing competition The Bridport Prize. Previous winners include Kate Atkinson and Kit de Waal. Discover more at

Deadline for Memoir entries 30 SEPTEMBER 2024, competition opens 15 June 2024.

* To apply for a £1 ticket please email [email protected] with a little about your situation.

This event is recorded and available to watch afterwards by using the link in your booking email or by logging into your Crowdcast account.









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