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Writing History: Creative Nonfiction - Booked Out
Sat. 19 November 2016, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEST
Please note: this is a rescheduled event. Places are extremely limited. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact QWC on 07 3842 9922 or at email@example.com .
Balance fact and flair with academic and author Susanna de Vries. Learn how to make the most of your research, know when to embellish with detail and when to get straight to the facts.
What you will learn:
- How to access the range of resources available through libraries, archives and collections
- How to incorporate primary and secondary resources into narrative work
- How to optimise research to lend authenticity to characters, dialogue and story
About Susanna de Vries
Although ‘de Vries’ is a Dutch name Susanna is of Irish extraction with some Scots ancestors. Educated at in England she studied visual arts and history at the Sorbonne in Paris and in Madrid.
Susanna was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study Renaissance art in Florence and has worked as an art historian and arts journalist in London and Spain.
Susanna arrived in Queensland in 1975 and became fascinated by Australian art and history and in consequence wrote fifteen books including several on Australian artists, eight biographies of Australian women and illustrated histories of Brisbane and Sydney. In 1996 she was awarded an Order off Australia for ‘services to Australian art and literature’ both for her books and the quality of her talks and presentations.
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Queensland Writers Centre
Level 2, State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101