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So You Want To ... Ramp Up Research

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KSP Writers' Centre

11 Old York Road

Greenmount

Perth, Western Australia 6056

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Writing workshop with Rashida Murphy, KSP Writer-in-Residence Alumni

Saturday 14 April 2018, 1.00-4.00pm

$35 KSP and WAWU members, $50 others

This workshop as part of our 'So You Want To...' series is brought to you by the KSP Writers' Centre with support from the Shire of Mundaring as part of the 2018 National Year of Lifelong Learning. Tea and coffee provided.


So You Want To ... Ramp Up Research

Every writer needs a research plan.

Whether you want to know why the michaelmas daisy is also called an astor or what happened in the world on a particular day in 1984, research is an integral part of your story, novel, memoir and poem, or it ought to be.

In this workshop we will explore the thrill, challenges and pitfalls of research.

Leading with examples from my own published works I will guide participants through the research maze.

When should you start? When should you stop? What resources are available? How do you prevent yourself from sounding like a research paper?

Together we will discuss why, when and how you can incorporate what you "find out” into your stories.

What you leave out is as important as what you put in.

Targeted at: fiction and memoir writers.


About the Facilitator

Rashida Murphy has published her short fiction and poetry in various literary journals and anthologies, in Australia, India, U.K and U.S.A. The Historian's Daughter was shortlisted in the Dundee International Book Prize in 2015. Currently she is Books Editor at Cafe Dissensus and a past editor of Westerly Magazine. Rashida has a Masters in English Literature and a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University. After a short-lived career as a pen seller, Rashida taught ESL and Writing for several years before undertaking her PhD. In 2016 she won the Magdalena Prize for feminist research for her thesis which includes the novel The Historian's Daughter. She lives in Perth with her husband and visiting wildlife.


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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is a bus stop directly outside the Centre on Old York Road. The Centre is located on a residential street and looks like any other house: look for the 'Katharine’s Place' wooden plaque sign and bright green letterbox out front. Parking is available in the brick driveway and in front of the hedge, also on the upper gravel level (to the right of the house) and along the street. Overflow parking can be found down the gravel driveway to the immediate left of the house (look for the No Thoroughfare sign); please drive down here slowly.

What should I bring to the event?
Bring an exercise book and pen or pencil, and water bottle if desired. Laptops/tablets also welcome.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Phone the KSP Writers' Centre office 08 9294 1872 or email kspf@iinet.net.au

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Sorry, tickets cannot be transferred.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Check your name off at the door.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?
Please visit the KSP Writers' Centre website to view the Cancellation Policy: http://www.kspwriterscentre.com/workshops

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