Writing the Body

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Lee Kofman

Lee Kofman
16 January 2019 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Lee Kofman
Often we writers forget that our characters have bodies... In this workshop we’ll not only pay attention to this central fact of human existence, but also learn to use the body as a source of inspiration. We’ll look at the body as a multidimensional entity – physical, cultural, and a singular marker of an individual. We’ll learn how to describe sensory experiences, appearance and gestures in a way that deepens characterisation. The workshop incorporates theory, discussion and exercises.

You will learn

  • More about the concept of the body in general and in writing in particular
  • The common pitfalls in writing about the body and how to avoid them
  • Writing bodily sensations, gestures and appearance in vivid and memorable ways
  • Writing the body in a way that deepens characterization
  • How you can use the body to deepen your work thematically

About Lee Kofman

Lee Kofman is the author of four books, including the memoir 'The Dangerous Bride' (2014, Melbourne University Press), and co-editor of 'Rebellious Daughters' (2016, Ventura Press), an anthology of prominent Australian memoirists. Her writing received numerous awards and her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. Her next two books, creative nonfiction work 'Imperfect' (Affirm Press) and the anthology of essays 'Split' (Ventura Press), will be out in 2019. More information at www.leekofman.com.au

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

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