Nillumbik Partnership Event: Writing Your Self and Others as Characters
Summary:You may know yourself and the people in your life well, but how do you make yourself and others known to readers who never met you? How do you express people’s complexities, paradoxes and idiosyncrasies? How do you animate them and bring them to life on the pages of your memoir? In this workshop, you will learn how to take real life people and develop them into compelling characters and characterize them vividly for the readers. You will do all this through a mix of theory, discussion, examples from notable memoirs and writing exercises.
This writing session is offered as part of the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing 2024 in partnership with Writers Victoria.
About the Tutor:
Dr Lee Kofman is the author of six books, including the writing book The Writer Laid Bare (Ventura, 2022), Imperfect (Affirm Press, 2019), which was shortlisted for Nib Literary Award 2019, and The Dangerous Bride (MUP, 2014); editor of Split (Ventura, 2019), which was longlisted for ABIA Awards 2020, and co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (Ventura, 2016). Her short works have been widely published and her writing blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014.
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