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Deepening the Emotional Truth of Your Memoir

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Lee Kofman

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Summary:

This class is suitable for writers who are working on or have a draft of a memoir and are seeking to lift their work to the next level. You will focus on the art of revision, helping you get closer to the truth of your work. You’ll also pay attention to the craft – the gradual rendering of this truth palpable on the page, clear and vivid to your readers. You’ll do this through a mix of teaching techniques – theory, discussions, exercises and brainstorming of the unique problems you are tackling in your manuscript.

Details

You can find details of how Covid-19 restrictions will affect the workshop here: https://writersvictoria.org.au/about-us/covid-19-information/. You are encouraged to wear a mask in the workshop space. The Wheeler Centre’s policy is that close contacts should not attend the building. If you are a close contact of somebody with Covid-19, or have Covid-19 symptoms yourself, please do not attend; please contact [email protected] to arrange a refund in this situation.

You Will Learn:

  • to identify the emotional core of your work
  • methods to convey feeling to readers
  • the value of specificity in conveying emotions
  • how to read your own work with critical distance
  • processes for editing and revision

About the Tutor:

Lee Kofman is the author of six books, including Imperfect (2019, Affirm Press), which was shortlisted for the Nib Literary Award 2019, and The Dangerous Bride (2014, MUP); 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 blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. Her most recent book is The Writer Laid Bare (Ventura, 2022).

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Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

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Venue:

The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000 Australia

Contact:

Phone: (03) 9917 8463
Email: [email protected]

Deepening the Emotional Truth of Your Memoir

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