This two day masterclass is directed towards people who have a non-fiction work in progress which they want to develop. Participants should bring a piece of writing or extract from a work in progress.
By the end of the workshop participants should have a number of techniques with which to approach their material, including specific suggestions for each individual, and an insight into how to invigorate non-fiction material with an infusion of methods more commonly used in fiction. It will also be an opportunity to develop skills in the critical analysis of one’s own and others work, including an understanding of the importance of structure.
Kim Mahood is the author of two non-fiction books, the recently-published memoir Position Doubtful, and the multi award-winning Craft for a Dry Lake, published in 2000. She wrote the much-circulated essay ‘Kartiya are like Toyotas – white workers on Australia’s cultural frontier‘, and her work is published in art, literary and current affairs journals. Kim grew up in Central Australia, and is a regular visitor to Alice Springs.