Writing Place and Landscape

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A portrait of Tony Birch
15 May 2021 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Tony Birch
The Writing Place and Landscape workshop will engage participants with the craft of place-writing in the non-fiction genre. Participants will be introduced to, and discuss techniques such as ‘word sketching’, observation and place/landscape as character, rather than the ‘backdrop’ of a piece of writing. Participants will also be introduced the work of key writers in the area that will enable them to continue the practice of place writing following the workshop. The workshop will be pitched in a manner that allows each writer to work within their own level of creative practice.

You will learn:

  • The vitality of observational work when writing place

  • The craft of sketching with words and an exercise technique

  • An understanding of place/landscape as a character rather than a characteristic in writing

  • The relationship between self and place in writing

  • Skills for continuing to practice writing in the non-fiction genre


About Tony Birch

Tony Birch is the author of three novels: the bestselling The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSW Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing, and shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin literary prize; Ghost River, winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father’s Day, The Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award for his contribution to Australian literature. He is also an activist, historian and essayist. www.tony-birch.com

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Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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