Write What Makes You Blush: A KYD Writers Workshop (Melbourne)

Multi-Purpose Room 1, Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre, Carlton

Join experienced author and editor Lee Kofman for an insightful course all about writing honest and authentic memoirs.

Writers’ best works usually dwell in the caves of shame. Shame is a reliable barometer to detect those urgent stories we need to tell. But how do we find the right language to write about what makes us blush? 

This workshop aims to help memoirists find the courage to write about what matters to them by using group discussions, some theory and writing exercises. It will help you to foster the ability to connect to your urgent themes and critical thinking around the ethics of memoir. It will also offer strategies to deal with shame when writing about the uncomfortable, and strategies to write with distance and self-reflection about difficult subject matter.

Please bring your laptop or a writing pad, and – if you wish – your special work-in-progress. This will be a day of intensive writing, reflection and discussion, led by an experienced writer and editor.

About the Teacher:

Lee Kofman is the author and editor of seven books, including Imperfect, a work of creative nonfiction (Affirm Press, 2019) and Split (Ventura Press, 2019), an anthology of memoir featuring prominent Australian authors. Her blog The Writing Life was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014.​ More information at www.leekofman.com.au. 

This is a day-long workshop. Morning tea will be provided, and there is a 45-minute break for lunch. There is parking nearby, as well as cafes and restaurants. For further information, please email [email protected]


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