ONLINE WORKSHOP: Writing About Things that Matter

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A portrait of Lee Kofman
15 August 2021 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Lee Kofman
In this workshop we’ll learn how to write short or book-long essays about things that matter to us deeply – be these significant events from our lives or lives of other people, or explorations of issues we are passionate about – while engaging and moving our audiences. We’ll look at how to create a sense of intimacy with readers, how to write persuasively and also ethically, and how to turn ourselves and others into compelling characters and narrators.

This workshop will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

You will learn:

  • about the genre of personal essay
  • how to develop engaging and persuasive essayistic voice
  • how to structure our works
  • about the ethics of telling true stories
  • how to turn real people into interesting characters


About Lee Kofman

Lee Kofman is the author of five books, including Imperfect (2019, Affirm Press), which was shortlisted for Nib Literary Award 2019, and The Dangerous Bride (2014, MUP); and 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. Her book about writing with emotional honesty will be out in 2022.

Not a Member?

If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus a year's subscription to ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.

 And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.


Phone: 90947840
Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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