There are two sessions left in Write Back! Writing sessions for aspiring writers.
Kylie Maslen Writing Memoir
Tuesday 15 June, 6-8pm Semaphore Library, 14 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore
We all have a story to tell, but how do we make sure readers will connect with our own? While some people will have remarkable life experiences to detail, others will need to be more creative to make their story stand out – and cut through the slushpile to get your manuscript into the hands of publishers. In this workshop Kylie Maslen draws on her own experiences as a memoirist and author of Show Me Where It Hurts, to teach you to find the best angles within your story and marry those themes with broader context and experience. You will learn to structure and fashion your story into an engaging, empathetic narrative that readers can relate to, and in doing so begin to craft a memorable memoir they can’t put down.
Katarina Bryant Writing with Illness
Tuesday 20 July, 2-4pm Greenacres Library, 2 Fosters Rd, Greenacres
From Stella Young to Fiona Wright to Carly Findlay, writers with chronic illness and/or disability are and have been among Australia’s greatest storytellers. For presenter Katerina Bryant, writing her experience of illness has allowed her to find belonging in the history of hysteria. For her, writing is a powerful tool to express, as well as advocate, for change and acceptance. This workshop will explore how to craft a narrative, whether nonfiction or fiction, from the nuanced and immersive experience of living with illness and/or disability. Katerina Bryant is a South Australian-based writer and PhD student at Flinders University. Her essays have been shortlisted for the 2016 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers, 2018 Feminartsy Memoir Prize and 2019 The Lifted Brow and non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Nonfiction.
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