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Sun, 02 Feb


Mattie Furphy House

Writing with an Enlarged Heart

This creative writing masterclass is designed to reconnect you with the heart of your writing life, and employs reflective writing practice to generate fresh connectivity and inspire new approaches to your material. The workshop theme is 'love and the confessional self' and welcomes both new and exp

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Writing with an Enlarged Heart
Writing with an Enlarged Heart

Time & Location

02 Feb 2020, 1:30 pm

Mattie Furphy House, Swanbourne WA 6010, Australia

About the event

Tickets available from the Perth Fringe Festival website: $25 Tickets

* recall the promise of narrative honesty;

* explore how this translates into narrative sociality;

* create new writing (poetry or life writing)

What is poetry? As Emily Dickinson once said, 'If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.' This masterclass is all about becoming a writer whose work matters in that same passionate manner.

Presented by:

Susan Bradley Smith

Susan has an Honours degree in History, a PhD in English, and is a NIDA playwright’s studio graduate. An award-winning creative writer and essayist, her areas of research interest are bibliotherapy, feminist cultural and literary history, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Since beginning her professional writing life as an Arts journalist in Sydney and London she has worked as an academic in both Australia and the UK, publishing extensively as a literary critic, theatre historian, and creative writer. A regular media commentator and former host of Literary Links at the London Australian High Commission, her most recent books are the verse novel The Screaming Middle, the poetry collection Beds For All Who Come, and the memoir Friday Forever.

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