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The Art of Memoir with Benjamin Law

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ACT Writers Centre

Gorman House 55 Ainslie Avenue

Braddon, ACT 2612

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Memoir can start as an essay or an article and develop to become the most satisfying thing you’ll ever write. To get you started, Benjamin Law will show you the techniques you need to explore your own experiences as well as develop your writing around people, places and events you remember. It’s important to remain true to your memory and still keep your readers engaged.

In this all-day workshop, you’ll:

• identify the elements of your life that will be most interesting to readers;

• refine and distil your storytelling voice;

• find the comedy in tragedy, and tragedy in comedy;

• stay on task and time-manage;

• write over 15 000 words about your life in a single month – the start of a good memoir, or a collection of magazine columns.

About the expert:

Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, TV screenwriter and author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012) and Quarterly Essay 67: Moral Panic 101 (2017). The Family Law is now an award-winning TV series for SBS which he created and co-writes.

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Gorman House 55 Ainslie Avenue

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