with Ruby Hamad
Starting out in non-fiction writing can be confusing as well as daunting. From choosing a topic that will keep you inspired and finding the right way to say it, to managing personal expectations and absorbing feedback. Many of us begin writing as a means to both seek understanding and try to understand others. But how do you maintain your vision and voice in a world that claims to value authenticity but so often tries to change it? Truth can be relative and frequently impossible to obtain but sincerity is within everyone's reach. Join Ruby Hamad as she takes you on a journey to find your own voice for telling the kinds of stories you want or need to tell.
Participants will learn:
- • How to match tone to story
- • The value of sincerity and writing true in a world that too often rejects it
- • The importance of questioning yourself and your conclusions
- • How to stay on your own path when society would push you in other directions
- • How to taking on feedback, consider the possibility you may be wrong – and how to admit it.
Ruby Hamad is a Lebanese-Syrian journalist and author who was raised in Australia. Hamad's work has appeared in Fairfax media, The Guardian, Prospect Magazine, and The New Arab. She is currently a PhD candidate in media and postcolonial studies at the University of New South Wales. She was a contributor to Defiant Daughters (2013) and is the author of White Tears/Brown Scars.
Full Price $50 / Writers SA Members Price $35
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