Writing with Others - Biography

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A portrait of Robert Hillman

Robert Hillman
22 April 2017 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Robert Hillman
Emerging, Established
Every community includes its storytellers – those people with a knack for narrative drama. It often happens that the storyteller will act as a facilitator for those who urgently wish to convey their tale, but need a helping hand.

How does the storyteller negotiate the process of collaboration? How do the standard devices of fiction assist in telling a non-fiction story? What are the priorities in creating on the page the journey of a human life?

When: Saturday 22 April, 10am-4pm

You will learn

  • the way in which a relationship is established between storyteller and subject
  • how we negotiate the ethics of biographical writing
  • the techniques of narrative drama
  • how to apply research
  • the important role of strategy

About Robert Hillman

Robert Hillman is the author of 10 collaborative biographies, including ‘The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif’, ‘My Life as a Traitor’, and ‘Shining – the Story of a Lucky Man’. His memoir, ‘The Boy in the Green Suit’ won the Australian National Biography Award in 2005. He is also the author of six novels, including ‘The Deepest Part of the Lake’ and ‘Joyful’. He is a full-time writer and lives in the Upper Yarra Valley.

You can find Robert's thoughts about the process of writing about the life of Aboriginal musician Gurrumul on this website.

This workshop was previously advertised at a different price. The information on this page is correct.

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

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