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Unmaking the Rules
Code: W7  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction
Monday, May 14 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
Kirsten Tranter
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Do we need rules for writing? Should we really purge every adjective from every page?

The idea of rules for creative writing might sound like an oxymoron - and maybe it is. In this workshop, Kirsten Tranter looks at common proscriptions and examines preconceptions about what writers should and shouldn't do.

Rules can provide some useful guidance - but like any stricture, they can be broken inventively, with imagination and purpose.

Supported by Pantera Press.

Duration: 3 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 participants

Kirsten Tranter (Australian)

Kirsten Tranter is the author of two critically acclaimed novels: The Legacy, longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal, and A Common Loss. Kirsten grew up in Sydney, lived in New York for eight years and holds a PhD in English Renaissance literature from Rutgers University. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son.

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