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Keeping It Real: Creative Non-fiction
Code: W16  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, History
Wednesday, May 16 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
Mark Tredinnick
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American poet and memoirist Kim Stafford describes creative non-fiction as “the musical arrangement of passionate facts”. If fiction is the art of telling beautiful lies, literary non-fiction is the art of telling beautiful truths.

Join Mark Tredinnick for a workshop in literary non-fiction. Mark will explore techniques for writing your own true stories, consider the ethics of non-fiction and examine your publishing options. He will lead participants in writing exercises and offer informed feedback and guidance.

Bring your passionate facts and learn how you might arrange them musically.

Supported by Pantera Press.

Duration: 3 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 participants

Mark Tredinnick (Australian)

Mark Tredinnick, winner of the 2011 Montreal International Poetry Prize and many Australian poetry awards, is the author of 11 works of poetry and prose including: Fire Diary, winner of the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award; The Blue Plateau, shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and winner of the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award; The Little Red Writing Book; and Australia’s Wild Weather. His poems and essays are widely published in Australia and the United States. He lives on the Wingecarribee River, south-west of Sydney.

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