Tell it Slant workshop, FAWWA, Perth

After a quarter of a century in research science, sticking with the facts, the biggest kick I get from writing fiction is the freedom it gives me to invent, to make stuff up (to lie?). I love working at the interface, too – the space where fact and fiction blend or join or mix, or where you can’t quite tell which is which.

So, in the final week of my month as FAWWA CAL Established Writer in Residence, join me for a workshop about making stuff up.


Workshop: Tell it Slant

When writing fiction, Tracy Farr likes to take the truth and – taking her cue from Emily Dickinson – tell it slant. In this workshop we’ll look at how, as writers, we might take elements of fact and twist them (by telling them slant, or making them strange) into fiction. We’ll celebrate the playful, puzzle-like process of meshing together facts that at first might seem disparate and disconnected, and making them belong together.

This half-day workshop is suitable for aspiring or experienced writers of fiction (and has some application to memoir and non-fiction).

When: Saturday 7 October, 1 — 4pm

Where: Mattie Furphy House, corner Clare Copse and Kirkwood Road, Swanbourne (need a map?)

Cost: $10 FAWWA members $15 non-members

Bookings and enquiries: Contact FAWWA or (08) 9384 4771. Find details on the FAWWA events calendar.


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