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Writing Memoir with Alice Pung
Code: W24  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir,
Friday, May 18 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
Alice Pung
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Writing about people we know and things that happen to us is tricky business. We rarely see things as they are: we see things as we are.

Join award-winning memoirist Alice Pung as she explores the ways in which we weave emotional truths around historical fact. Discover ways to make a true story read like great fiction by plotting narratives, developing characters, writing good dialogue and creating a sense of place.

Facts speak, but stories sing. Memoir comes to life when seen as a series of stories.

Supported by Pantera Press.

Duration: 3 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 participants

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Alice Pung (Australian)

Alice Pung is the author of Her Father’s Daughter. Alice’s first book, Unpolished Gem, won the Australian Book Industry Newcomer of the Year Award and was nominated for the Victorian and New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. She edited the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia and her work has appeared in The Monthly, Good Weekend, The Age, The Best Australian Stories and Meanjin.

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