Writing Workshop: Finding the Detail

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Writing Workshop: Finding the Detail

Writing Workshop: Finding the Detail

30 Mar. 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmThursday 30 March 2023, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay


The truth of the story lies in the detail” - Paul Auster

The right details are what turn ordinary writing into extraordinary writing. They are what give stories the element of recognition and allow the reader to suspend disbelief. Whether writing fiction, non-fiction or memoir, the things you choose to put in are important, and you need to choose wisely and consider what to leave out. What are these details and how do we find them? In this seminar we practice the art of looking closely and incorporating concrete and unique detail in writing exercises. We consider resources for research, ethical considerations and sources of inspiration.

Dr Eleanor Limprecht is an author and writing teacher. She received her PhD in Writing from UTS in 2015. She has taught as a lecturer in creative writing at UTS, and taught short courses at writers’ centres, festivals and conferences. She has four published novels: The Coast (2022), The Passengers (2018), Long Bay (2015) and What Was Left (2013). Her short fiction, essays and reviews have been published various places including Best Australian Stories, Kill Your Darlings , Meanjin and The Saturday Paper.

Cost: $15

Bookings essential online

Venue accessibility:

Fully accessible venue

More information:
Cost: 9391 7100 library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

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