Memoir in a Year: Voice and Narration

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A portrait of Lee Kofman

Lee Kofman
25 November 2017 - 10:00 to 1:00 PM
Lee Kofman
Early, Emerging
To get voice and narration right is the most important task for memoirists. Both stem from the same source – a writer’s self.

Yet voice and narration are distinct entities. Voice is the mood, the weather, of the work. Narration is the skill of turning yourself into a compelling character. Unpack these two complex concepts through theory, discussion and examples, and practice developing powerful voice and narration through writing exercises.

You will learn

  • to understand the concept of writer’s voice
  • techniques to developing and sustaining your unique voice
  • the differences between you-in-life and you-on-the-page
  • how to make yourself into a compelling character
  • how to gain the necessary distance to write about yourself.

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 prominent memoirists. Her short works have been widely published in Australia, UK, Scotland, Israel, Canada and US. Her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. She’s currently writing creative nonfiction book to be published by Affirm Press.

Memoir in a Year

Read more about our Memoir in a Year workshops, or save 10% on the full package of ten

Memoir in a Year: Finding Your Story, 29 July

Memoir in a Year: Research and Interviews, 26 August

Memoir in a Year: Themes, 23 September

Memoir in a Year: Memory vs Imagination, 28 October

Memoir in a Year: Voice and Narration, 25 November

Memoir in a Year: Character and Dialogue, 27 January

Memoir in a Year: Showing, not Telling, 24 February

Memoir in a Year: Legal Issues and Ethics, 31 March

Memoir in a Year: Protecting Yourself, 28 April

Memoir in a Year: Synopsis and Pitch, 26 May

Registration fee
Member $ 90.00
Concession Member $ 80.00
Non-Member $ 120.00
Donation $ 0.00

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