Winter School: Writing the Self in Creative Non-Fiction

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Lee Kofman
29 July 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Lee Kofman
In creative nonfiction authors always have some presence.

They can be central or secondary characters, in some instances there is no explicit ‘I’, but the authorial presence is felt through the voice and peculiar interpretation of events. We’ll look at how to incorporate our own stories within the wider issues we explore, how to use the self when we engage with the stories and perspectives of others, and how to render ourselves into compelling characters.

You will learn

  • to understand the concept of authorial presence through narration and persona
  • how to render yourself into a compelling character
  • how to write yourself as the narrator of other people’s stories
  • how to write yourself as a researcher grappling with the issues central to your story
  • to critically reflect on when to use your ‘I’ directly and when to remain the non-intrusive narrator.

About Lee Kofman

Lee Kofman is an author of four books, including the memoir 'The Dangerous Bride' (Melbourne University Press), and co-editor of 'Rebellious Daughters' (Ventura Press), an anthology of personal essays by prominent Australian memoirists. Her short works have been widely published in Australia, UK, Scotland, Israel, Canada and US, including in Best Australian Essays. Her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. Her next creative nonfiction book, ‘Imperfect’, will be published by Affirm Press.

Read more about our other Winter School workshops:

Winter School: The Novel of Ideas, Monday 16 July

Winter School: Voice and Point of View, Tuesday 17 July

Winter School: Writing for the Education Market, Wednesday 18 July

Winter School: Building Emotional Resonance, Thursday 19 July

Winter School: Problem Solving in Literary Fiction, Friday 20 July

Winter School: The Body, Writing, Saturday 21 July

Winter School: Finding the Loose Brick – Writer’s Block, Sunday 22 July

Winter School: Writing Grief and Trauma, Monday 23 July

Winter School: Who, What and Why – The Plotting Triangle, Tuesday 24 July

Winter School: Poetic Voice Masterclass, Wednesday 25 July

Winter School: Writing Long-Form Journalism, Thursday 26 July

Winter School: Making Social Media Work, Friday 27 July

Winter School: Series Fiction for Children, Saturday 28 July

Event registration fee
Concession member $ 135.00
Member $ 145.00
Non-member $ 195.00

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