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.
Melbourne, VIC 3000
|Event registration fee|
|Concession Member||$ 135.00|