Writing Workshop: From Memoir to Fiction
This workshop looked at how you can turn your life into fiction. After examining examples from various writers, participants discussed how to select material from their own lives, did some short writing exercises and had the opportunity to read their work and receive comments. Participants came fully prepared to talk about an unusual moment in their life.
Miriam Halahmy is an author, poet and workshop facilitator for English PEN. Her novels cover controversial issues such as asylum seekers and teenage pregnancy. Her debut novel Hiddenwas nominated for the Carnegie Medal.