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The Art of Nonfiction with Jane Gleeson-White

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E-Block Seminar Room

Gorman Arts Centre

55 Ainslie Ave

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Unravelling the art of creative nonfiction.

Creative nonfiction is a booming genre which includes popular history and science, nature writing, memoir, and biography of people, places and things.

How do you find your way through this rich material and turn your idea into a story? In this workshop we will discuss why our particular story is important, consider how to find it without getting lost in detail, how to build a vivid world, and how to develop voice and character. We will discuss our favourite works of creative nonfiction, and do a writing exercise with editorial discussion.

This workshop with Jane Gleeson-White will introduce writers new and experienced to the art of creative nonfiction. It will help you to clarify your subject, plan your narrative, start (or keep) writing, and, most importantly, to edit.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Develop your story from idea to draft;

  • Devise good research strategies;

  • Tell your story and shape your plot;

  • Use character, voice and place to bring your story to life;

  • Revise and edit your story; and

  • Determine what to do when it’s done.

Please bring writing materials of your choice. You are encouraged to bring a draft fragment of your creative nonfiction of between 800 and 1,000 words.

About the Tutor

Jane Gleeson-White is a writer and editor. She’s the author of four books, including the bestselling, award-winning Double Entry: How the merchants of Venice shaped the modern world, and has edited many works of fiction and non-fiction. She has spoken in the USA, Europe and Australia on writing, editing, literature, economics and the environment, and taught creative writing at schools, university and writing centres.

Her articles and reviews have been appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Wired magazine, the Guardian, Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Meanjin, Overland, WellBeing and Good Reading Magazine. From 2010 to 2012 Jane was the fiction editor of Overland magazine, and she wrote a book blog (bookishgirl.com.au) from 2010 to 2016. She is the 2018 ACT Writer-in-Residence, working on a work of creative nonfiction drawn from the life of her mother.

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