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Robin Hemley leads memoir workshop in the Urban Writing House

The workshop, Faking It: A playful, hands-on writing workshop exploring the lines between memoir and fiction, and between authors, narrators, characters and heteronyms, followed on from Hemley’s Present Tense Lecture on December 5th. The day began with introductions and each Lab member discussing what had drawn them to the workshop. Hemley then went through some …

with Kate Holden, Kate Richards and Sarah Vincent Memoirists turn the lens on themselves, focusing and interrogating their experiences, illuminating aspects of their lives for others. In doing so, they make choices: what to select, what to disregard; how to tell the story; how much of themselves to reveal. Broadcaster, singer and writer Sian Prior, …

Book Launch – The Abyssinian Contortionist

nonfictionLab’s David Carlin has a new memoir/biography, The Abyssinian Contortionist, being launched in Melbourne at the Circus Oz Speigeltent on Thursday March 12th at 6 for 6.30pm. (details below). “Exactly the kind of creative non-fiction Australia needs: Carlin’s sensitive, engaging and articulate portrait of the sassy somersaulting Sosina Wogayehu is a delicate cross-cultural balancing act which …