The hard bits in literary non-fiction are the most exciting if you get them right. In this workshop we’ll dig deep into the ways autobiographical material can take us to writing and thinking that goes well beyond the personal. Consider how and where research fits, and tackle ethics – for starters, what do writers owe to those they write about, both the living and the dead, and to their readers?

Maria Tumarkin (Australian)

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Maria Tumarkin writes books (three to date and a fourth on the way), reviews, essays and pieces for performance and radio; she teaches and translates, and collaborates with visual artists, psychologists and public historians. Maria's work has been published, performed, carved into dockside tiles, and set to music. She holds a PhD in Cultural History and teaches creative writing at the University of Melbourne.