Writing from Memory – with Leni Shilton

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How do we write about the past – about another place, from the here and now? Memory and place are intrinsically linked and this workshop will look at writing about place by exploring techniques that use memory to assess vivid images held in the mind.

In this 3 hour practical writing workshop participants will be guided through the reading of short texts and key triggers, that will help them find stories and poems in unexpected places. Participants will experiment with developing voice and character in their writing through the use of historical figures, ancestors and/or fictitious characters. The workshop is for anyone wanting to explore writing something new.

Leni Shilton is a teacher of creative writing and literacy with many years experience in the higher education and VET sectors, and in community settings. She regularly performs at readings and writers festivals in the NT and interstate. Leni’s award-winning poems appear in literary and academic journals in Australia and internationally. She has recently completed a novel in verse based on the life of Central Australian historical figure Bertha Strehlow.

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When:
Saturday 19 March 2016
Time:
9:30am – 12:30pm
Where:
The Residency
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Cost:
$65