Writing about Place with Kim Mahood
Identity, belonging, displacement, the environment – in Alice Springs the idea of place carries an additional charge. What distinguishes ‘place’, ‘space’ and ‘nature’?
Through a series of exercises participants will explore various aspects of the genre and identify the kind of ‘place’ writing with which they have the strongest affinity.
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.
Saturday 5 May
10am – 4pm
67 Bath St
$70/$55 NTWC Members
This workshop is part of NT Writers’ Centre’s 2018 Year of True Stories.
Kim will also be teaching
Writers’ Group Thursdays 19 April to 10 May
Creative non-fiction 21 April 10am – 4pm