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Join us for a creative writing course, Introduction into Creative Nonfiction, with award-winning author and passionate creative nonfiction practitioner, Lee Kofman. 

Creative nonfiction is a broad and exciting genre that includes many popular sub-genres, such as memoir, personal essay, investigative journalism, crime, and travel writing, and much more. In this course, you will learn about the main genres and the common principles in creative nonfiction writing, such as making the author into a character, writing vividly, developing narrative and incorporating research seamlessly, and be exposed to a wide range of texts, including some by Jewish authors.

About the course

The course will include theory, class discussions, writing exercises and a Q&A with a guest speaker, a prominent creative nonfiction writer.

Who is it for?

You do not have to be a professional writer, nor do you need to have a piece of writing prepared to participate. But you should be willing to invest in your writing, attend sessions and be an active group participant!

This course is open to people of all ages and all backgrounds and limited to 10 participants. You must currently reside in NSW or ACT.

Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born, Israeli-Australian author of three fiction books and two memoirs, including 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. 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. Lee’s new book, The Writer Laid Bare (Ventura Press), is out in April 2022.





This is a 6 Session Course – sessions will take place in-person, and occasionally over Zoom.

Session 1 – Zoom 26/4/2022 7:30 – 9:00pm
Session 2 – In person 10/5/2022 6:00 – 8:00pm
Session 3 – Zoom 24/5/2022 7:30 – 9:00pm
Session 4 – Zoom 7/6/2022 7:30 – 9:00pm
Session 5 – In person 21/6/2022 7:00 – 9:00pm
Session 6 – In person 5/7/2022 6:00 – 8:00pm


Venue: Eastern Suburbs location

Cost: $200

A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact anna@shalom.edu.au or 9381 4016 for a discreet conversation.

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