Writing the Body


April 24th, 2022 1:00 PM — April 24th, 2022 4:00 PM



April 24th, 2022 1:00 PM — April 24th, 2022 4:00 PM


This workshop with Dr Lee Kofman incorporates theory, discussion, examples from fiction and creative non-fiction, and writing exercises to better describe sensory experiences in palpable ways.

One of the common ills affecting many fiction and creative non-fiction writers is our tendency to forget that people we describe have bodies, and to make use of this wonderful fact. In Writing the Body we’ll learn to write in a way that not only pays attention to this central fact of human existence, but also uses the body as a source of inspiration.


Participants will learn:

  • about the different purposes of writing the body
  • how to describe the body vividly
  • how to describe the body in a way that deepens characterisation
  • how to describe sensory experiences in palpable ways
  • about the common pitfalls in writing about the body and how to avoid them

Suitable for all writers at any level.

—Online events are easy to access! You will need an internet connection and (ideally) a device with a camera – computers/laptops or even phones can be used to dial in. You will be sent a link to join a few days before the event. The link will take you to a private digital meeting where you can join the session. You can test the link at any time to ensure you can log in. Please respect the other participants in your event and mute your microphone at all times while the presenter is presenting. Background noise in houses such as TVs, pets and children can affect the sound quality.

About Dr Lee Kofman

Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born, Israeli-Australian author of three fiction books and two memoirs, including Imperfect (Affirm Press, 2019), which was shortlisted for Nib Literary Award, and The Dangerous Bride (Melbourne University Press, 2014), co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (Ventura Press, 2016) and editor of Split (Ventura Press, 2019), which was longlisted for ABIA Awards – anthologies of memoir by prominent Australian authors. Her short works have been widely published in Australia, US, UK, Scotland, Israel and Canada; her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. Lee’s new book, The Writer Laid Bare (Ventura Press), is out in 2022.


Members $88 / Non-members $140

This program will be delivered online via Zoom

—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you are a member of another state based writers centre, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the event to get a code for the member price. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!

—If you don't receive an immediate confirmation email with Zoom links, please check your spam before you email us at [email protected]

Registration Details

Registration for this event ended on April 24th, 2022 10:00 AM

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