Tell Your Story workshop with editor Nadine Davidoff

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A CLOSED EVENT
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Event details

Workshop

Date & time

Monday 23 September 2019
9.00am–5.30pm

Venue

McDonald Room Menzies Library McDonald Road ANU
ANU Canberra

Speaker

Nadine Davidoff

Contacts

Jill Mowbray-Tsutsumi

This full-day workshop guides academics in the transition from academic prose to writing for a non-specialist readership.

In particular, how to:

  • Develop a distinctive and personal narrative voice
  • Cultivate a writing style that is intimate and engaging
  • Identify a narrative point-of-view that energises your writing
  • Isolate and shed redundant academic scaffolding
  • Identify the key focus of your narration; the one point you wish to make
  • Determine the best structure for your work
  • Find the urgency and compulsion in your writing endeavor
  • Attract the interest of a trade publisher

Workshop format

The workshop will be in two parts—a morning seminar and one-on-one consultations in the afternoon.

The morning seminar (9.00–12.30) will focus on the above questions, using examples to illustrate the key elements of vivid narrative non-fiction. The seminar will be structured around a PowerPoint presentation and participants will be asked to contribute by sharing insights into their writing, responding to the extracts and reflecting on the essential components of narrative non-fiction. The seminar will be collaborative and interactive.

In the afternoon session (1.30–5.30) participants will meet with Nadine to discuss a 2000-word sample of their writing (sent to Nadine prior to the workshop).

Registration for both sessions is essential. Please register using the register button above.

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