Byron Writers Festival Workshop: Life Writing


‘No-one is boring if they tell the truth.’
Quentin Crisp

Everybody has a story to tell. We might have a deep need to heal and ‘set the story straight’ or simply want to put on paper an interesting yarn for our family and friends. Either way, ‘the truth’ of our lives is often challenging and elusive. Finding the best way to tell our stories can be the hardest part of writing them.

Based around practical writing exercises and constructive feedback in a supportive environment, this workshop, run by Alan Close, will help you make people, places and important life events come alive on the page and focus these into the story that you need to tell. Importantly, we will also address the ethical and moral issues involved in writing truthfully about the real people your life.

You can bring a project you’re already working on or come ready to see where your pen takes you.

When: Saturday 12 November, 10am – 4pm
Where: Byron Community College – Room 1, East Point Arcade (opposite Woolworths) Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Tickets: $115 / $95 Members or students

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