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February 12th, 2018 | Latest, Life Writing/Memoir, News, Perfecting the craft, Workshops, Writers SA news | Tags:

              Back by popular demand, our scintillating series of Adelaide Writers’ Week masterclasses returns in March. Hosted by revered international authors, this is your chance to learn from the world’s finest writers, right here in Adelaide. Join copyright renegade Cory Doctorow for a fiction masterclass on […]

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July 12th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Jillian Schedneck I spent two weeks in Chiang Mai, Thailand visiting my sister and her family. My mother and aunt came too, and it was their first time in Thailand. As you can imagine, there was a lot going on. But were there any stories with a clear and […]

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April 14th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

by Emma McEwin Creative non fiction is an exciting genre. I love finding creative and interesting ways to write stories about real people and things. Like the mystery box challenge on Masterchef, your task is to combine a jumble of seemingly unrelated ingredients to make a meaningful dish. The ingredients […]

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January 13th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Jillian Schedneck Travel memoir writing isn’t what you typically read in the Travel section of a newspaper, or in many glossy magazines. When you write a travel memoir, you aren’t compelled to lavish superlatives upon a beach resort or trendy city. You don’t have to recommend the restaurants where […]

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January 9th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

By Elizabeth Hutchins I’ve just made apricot jam, stirring memories with my worn wooden spoon as it drags through the tacky meld of glorious fruit and an obscene heap of sugar. The aluminium pan of cauldron dimensions that was my grandmother’s and then my mother’s could tell a tale or […]

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November 14th, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Insights, Life Writing/Memoir | Tags:

Recently, we held a Life Writing/Memoir Bootcamp. We offered participants an opportunity to showcase a snippet of their work on our blog. Here are some pieces from some very brave souls. Biographical Achilles in Fearful Momentum by Terissa Sheperd Memories may be selective, heart driven, sense driven, ego driven.  There […]

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October 9th, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Insights, Workshops | Tags:

By Walter Mason I recently did an event with author, psychotherapist and healer Sharon Snir and I was struck by how she described her writing as a way of making peace in the world. I am used to the idea of writing as a form of therapy, or of social […]

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October 1st, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Industry news, Insights, Workshops | Tags:

By Walter Mason  I’ve never really been much of a one for big things. Even though I come from Queensland, the lure of big things, grand vistas and sublime moments has never really been felt. I have always focused firmly on the small, the domestic. It is this perspective which […]

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September 25th, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Insights, Perfecting the craft, Workshops | Tags:

By Threasa Meads In his memoir, Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov says: Neither in environment nor heredity can I find the exact instrument that fashioned me, the anonymous roller that pressed upon my life a certain intricate watermark whose unique design becomes visible when the lamp of art is made to […]

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