Reveal the extraordinary

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Jo Case
22 August 2017
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"Good writing is about revealing the extraordinary in the ordinary, or the ordinary in the extraordinary", says memoir tutor Jo Case. "Your subject doesn't have to be obviously dramatic, but it does need to have conflict, stakes and obstacles to be overcome".

Jo Case is the author of 'Boomer and Me: A memoir of motherhood and Asperger’s', which was shortlisted for the Russell Prize for Humour Writing in 2015. Her personal essays have been published in the anthologies 'Rebellious Daughters' (2016) and 'Mothermorphosis' (2015) and in The Age, and her fiction has been published in Best Australian Stories and The Big Issue. She has been associate editor of Kill Your Darlings and senior writer/editor at the Wheeler Centre. Jo will be teaching a workshop on Themes as part of the Memoir in a Year series.

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A portrait of Jo Case, with the text: Good writing is about revealing the ordinary in the extraordinary, or the extraordinary in the ordinary. Your subject doesn't have to be obviously dramatic, but it does need to have conflict, stakes and obstacles to be overcome

 

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