Writing from Life: Creative non-fiction, bio, memoir, essay, with Terry Whitebeach - Monthly course 2012, Hobart

Writers' Centre Event

Writing from Life: Creative non-fiction, bio, memoir, essay, with Terry Whitebeach - Monthly course 2012, Hobart
Tue, 27/03/2020 - 6:15pm - 8:45pm
Region: 
South

Bookings: admin@tasmanianwriters.org or phone 6224 0029

Book by Date: 
Sat, 10/03/2020

Writing from Life: Creative non-fiction, biography, autobiography, memoir and personal essays, with Terry Whitebeach

2.5 hours x 9 sessions, March to November

6.15pm to 8.45pm, Tuesdays: 27 March, 24 April, 22 May, 26 June, 24 July, 28 August, 25 September, 23 October, 27 November
Venue: Meeting Room, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
Cost: $360 for Writers’ Centre members. 
A deposit of $70 will secure your place, with the balance payable by 10 March. Limited to 15 places.
 

Writing from life - your own or someone else’s - has its particular delights and hazards. Terry’s course will help you steer a steady course through the hazards, and experience the joy of organising and crafting what may seem sometimes to be an overwhelming and unruly mass of facts, fictions, biographical and research material, into a sustained piece of art.
The course is designed for those who have begun a life-writing project or have formulated an idea for a project. The sessions will be dedicated to probing questions of craft, ethics, memory, to organisation of the material, sustaining the narrative, completing the project successfully, and to relevant writing exercises, discussion and focus on individual pieces of work.


Terry Whitebeach is a highly respected life writer with extensive experience teaching creative writing, editing, mentoring writers, and working in cross-cultural and collaborative writing projects. She is published in genres including novel, poetry, biography, documentary radio drama, academic and personal essay and has received awards for her work. Her academic qualifications include MA in English Literature and PhD in History / Biography. Her PhD thesis was entitled “Someone Else’s Story”. Her forthcoming memoir, The True Love Story of David Collins and Terra Nullius, combines personal, mythic and historical material in its exploration of life in Tasmania, past and present.