Setting in Fiction
Summary:In this workshop, you’ll consider place closely and deeply, exploring the roles played by setting in long and short fiction. This session will explore the lore of place, duality in place and setting, techniques to embody place, the relationship of writing to ‘acting like the Creator’ and ways in which people reflect the spaces and landscapes of their lives.
This workshop will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.
About the Tutor:
Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay storyteller and performer living in Bidjigal, Sydney. A member of Indigenous folk duo Stiff Gins, Nardi has been a touring musician and songwriter for twenty-three years. Her debut novel, Song of the Crocodile, was a 2018 winner of a black&write! writing fellowship and winner of the 2021 ALS Gold Medal for Literature. In 2022 Nardi co-wrote two stories in Yuwaalaraay language with language practitioners Tracey Cameron and Priscilla Strasek Barker. These stories appear in Another Australia, published by Affirm Press. Nardi continues to be heavily involved in the making and sharing of culture in both her Sydney and Yuwaalaraay communities.
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