ONLINE WORKSHOP: Personal Narrative in Short Creative Non-Fiction

A portrait of Rafeif Ismail, a woman with medium brown skin and brown, braided hair. She is smiling and wearing glasses.

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13 November 2021 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Rafeif Ismail
This course will focus on the creation, development and editing of short personal narratives. Come with an idea and leave with a polished first draft. You will learn about personal narrative structures, the ethics in writing creative non-fiction, and techniques to manage vulnerability and burnout.

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

You will learn: 

  • Personal Narrative Structures Ethics in writing Creative Non-Fiction 
  • Techniques to manage vulnerability and burnout in Personal Narrative 
  • The impact of close reading and critical refection in Creative Non-Fiction 
  • The Power of Words: How to use personal narratives as mediums of advocacy 
  • What to share and what to keep: editing Personal Narratives

Please bring along two ideas works you want to work on throughout the workshop - A booklet of readings will be provided one month before the start of the course


About Rafeif Ismail

Rafeif Ismail is an award-winning emerging multilingual storyteller and editor based in Boorloo, WA (colonially known as Perth). Rafeif’s work has been published in anthologies and literary magazines across Australia and internationally, with a debut novel forthcoming. Deeply committed to creating diverse works, spaces and ethical storytelling, Rafeif is the current managing director of Djed Press, co-editor of Unlimited Futures: Speculative, Visionary Blak+Black Fiction (Fremantle Press & Djed Press) and a participant in the 2020 AFTRS National Talent Camp.

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


Phone: 03 90947840
Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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