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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 Sam Cooney, Quinn Eades, Robyn Ferrell, Amanda Gardiner, Tresa LeClerc, Peta Murray, Janice Simpson, Fiona Wright, Sam van Zweden The Chorus of Reports is a performative collage of Icelandic experiences. Taking their inspiration from the 2017 NonfictioNOW Conference in Reykjavik, writers will explore the past, present, and future of nonfiction writing. Featuring writer and …

with Graeme Simsion, Anna Snoekstra and Fiona Wood A screenplay is a blueprint for a film; a novel is a completed work. But what can the craft of screenwriting bring to the novel? Why do screenwriters make good novelists? And how does novel writing inform writing scripts? Literary agent Melanie Ostell speaks with three best-selling …

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, …