What is creative non-fiction? How does the writer negotiate the issue of subjective truth and other people’s privacy? How ‘creative’ is it possible to be before the work becomes fiction?
These are some of the questions up for discussion in this workshop.
Participants will also analyse a piece of writing to identify the techniques of creative non-fiction, carry out several short writing exercises, and receive and offer critical feedback.
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.
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