Lee Kofman: Writing What Makes You Blush
Heritage Collections Learning Room, slq
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Duration: 180 minutes
Writers’ best works often dwell in the caves of shame. Shame is a reliable barometer to detect those urgent stories we need to tell. But how to dare, and find the right language, to write about what makes us blush? Find the courage to write about what matters to you and work through ethical issues involved (in both fiction and non-fiction), using practical exercises and strategies to make literature out of the uncomfortable.
Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born, Israeli-Australian author of the writing book, The Writer Laid Bare (Ventura Press, 2022), memoirs Imperfect (Affirm Press, 2019), which was shortlisted for Nib Literary Award, and The Dangerous Bride (Melbourne University Press, 2014), co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (Ventura Press, 2016) and editor of Split (Ventura Press, 2019), which was longlisted for ABIA Awards – anthologies of memoir by prominent Australian authors. She also has three fiction books published in Israel. Her short works have been widely published in Australia, US, UK, Scotland, Israel and Canada; her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014.