Creative non-fiction. What is it? Why write it? Literary journalism, stream-of-consciousness rant, tell-all memoir, discursive essay – creative non-fiction has entered the literary arena as one of the most dynamic forms of contemporary writing. How does the writer negotiate the issue of subjective truth and other people’s privacy. How ‘creative’ can you be before the work becomes fiction? Kim Mahood leads this workshop that discusses these questions and teaches basic self-editing principles.
On receipt of booking, we will ask you to confirm any special requirements, including access needs. While not all rooms in Science House are fully accessible, we are committed to ensuring that all participants can attend all workshops.
With thanks to NYU Sydney.
Kim Mahood (Australian)
Kim Mahood is a writer and artist. She grew up in Central Australia, and since the 1990s has returned regularly to work with the Aboriginal people of the region. Her memoir, Craft for a Dry Lake, won the NSW Premier's Literary Award and The Age Book of the Year for non-fiction. Her latest book, Position Doubtful, explores the complexities of black and white relations in contemporary Australia.