THE WRITING 'I' developing the NON-FICTION persona with AILSA PIPER
Whether it’s a reflective column for a magazine, a blog post, a travel memoir, a chapter in a collection or a fiery op-ed, the narrative persona is what can make or break your piece. This one-day workshop with essayist, memoirist and dramatist Ailsa Piper will focus on sharpening and developing your non-fiction persona.
Developing the right non-fiction “I" for publication online or in print, this workshop will explore:
locating the appropriate voice and tone
the choice of form
dramatising and enlivening abstract concepts
refreshing the writing eye.
Participants will be asked to come ready to observe, write and offer feedback. An essay to read and discuss will be sent in the week prior to the workshop. The day will be heavy on participation and engagement!
Suitable for: Non-fiction writers interested in crafting reflections, personal features and opinion pieces for publication in print and online.
Where: Workshops are held in Crows Nest, Sydney - details provided on booking. Please note that access to the venue is via stairs with no lift.
About Ailsa Ailsa Piper has worked as a writer, director, actor, teacher, speaker and broadcaster. Her short reflective essays have appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Slow Magazine and Eureka Street among many other publications. She is the author of two books of non-fiction, Sinning Across Spain and The Attachment (co-authored with Tony Doherty), along with a number of plays and adaptations. She won the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award for her script Small Mercies in 2001 and co-adapted Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi for Bell Shakespeare in 2012.
Saturday 24 November 2018 10am - 4pm Cost: $295.30