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Readers & Writers Festival: History Writing Workshop with Rebecca Wilson
Fri 5 August at 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Inspired by real life? Take the next step to shaping the stories around you into the written word.
In this workshop you will gain practical tips for developing a literary project based on historic sources and stories.
Writer and artist Rebecca Wilson shares insight into her process for crafting the biography of Kate Kelly, drawing from local stories and historic records and building on one of Australia’s most resonant historic narratives.
Artist and author Rebecca Wilson grew up in Forbes New South Wales, and is based in Hill End. She has taught art and toured her work throughout Australia and internationally. Her book, Kate Kelly: the True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister, is published by Allen and Unwin.
Writing History Workshop Program:
10.00am – 10.20am Introductions & workshop goals
10.20am – 11.30pm
• What is history?
• What is history writing?
• The role of research in history writing
• How to research – sources, resources, processes, techniques, tips
11.30am – 11.50pm Morning tea
11.50pm – 1.30pm
• Tapping into regional or local/family history
• Storytelling – story arc – how to combine your research and your story telling
• Active voice
Close at 1.30pm.
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