Writers On Writing / Research: Does it Ever End?
‘There are very different ways of seeing a book. You have to try and find someone who not necessarily will love it, but will be sympathetic to its purpose. We’ll sometimes be looking for new, young writers with a fresh outlook. It really is a matchmaking process.’
Writing On Our Calendar / March 2017
There are some key events taking place this March that you won’t want to miss out on, including our very own Creative Non-Fiction Festival coming up in a three weeks. We also still have some wonderful course spots available for all of you interested in self-publishing, YA fiction, and improving your grammar – so be sure […]
Writers On Writing / Mark Dapin on getting started with creative non-fiction
Mark Dapin is the author of The Nashos’ War, a highly acclaimed history of the Vietnam-era national service scheme in Australia. He is also editor of the Penguin Book of Australian War Writing and another Penguin anthology, From the Trenches: the Best ANZAC Writing of World War One and a PhD candidate in history at […]
Event Recap / Creative Non-Fiction Festival Wrap Up by Jenn Martin and Jessica Sanford
If you missed out on attending our popular Creative Non Fiction Festival, we’ve put together a wrap-up of several panels. First up, the panel on Travel Writing: But Not as You Know It, with Brendan Shanahan, Tim Elliott, Walter Mason and Delia Falconer In this panel we heard from speakers who took four very different […]
Writers On Writing / What is Creative Non Fiction?
Though readers are often baffled by the concept of creative non-fiction, we all read tonnes of it: magazine profiles, longform narrative journalism, memoirs and essays. Creative non-fiction doesn’t just factually report, it tells stories of people, places and events. Lee Gutkind sums up creative non-fiction in one simple sentence: “true stories well told.” It can […]
Writers On Writing / Benjamin Law Talks Creative Non Fiction
Ahead of our Creative Non-Fiction Festival on Saturday 2 November, festival director Benjamin Law joins us for a quick chat about jaw-droppingly good stories. Lee Gutkind describes creative non-fiction as ‘true stories well told.’ Can you expand on this definition for our readers? It’s odd: even now, some people think “creative non-fiction” is a contradiction […]
Writers On Writing / Robyn Ferrell Talks Creative Non-Fiction
Dr Robyn Ferrell is the author of several books of philosophy and creative writing and is Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. In the lead-up to her The Art of Truth course, we pick her brain about her own writing and the writers that she […]