Writing from Life

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A portrait of Alice Pung

Alice Pung
07 August 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Alice Pung
Early, Emerging
Writing from life is tricky – how do you transform a personal narrative (your own or someone else’s) into something that interests other people? How do you write from life without being too insularly specific or blandly generic? What are the things you choose to hide and the things you reveal?

This workshop will go through a series of short exercises to help you hone in on these skills, so please come ready to write. They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and if you have a fascinating story to tell but doubt whether you can tell it in a believable and compelling way, this session will help you on that journey. 

You will learn

  • The importance of finding the heart of the story 
  • about writing from life from the perspective of character
  • how to create a compelling plot
  • how to handle dialogue.

About Alice Pung

Alice Pung is the award-winning Melbourne author of ‘Unpolished Gem’, ‘Her Father’s Daughter’ and ‘Growing Up Asian in Australia’. Her work has been published in ‘The Age’, ‘The Monthly’, ‘Good Weekend’ and ‘The Australian’.


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

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