Workshop W/ Heather Taylor Johnson: The Prose Of Bodily Trauma

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The Prose of Bodily Trauma and Fiction as Truth / Truth as Fiction

Join writer and editor Heather Taylor Johnson in giving your illness narrative meaning, not a label.

David Foster Wallace famously said "The role of literature is to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed". In the case of an illness narrative, the author is both the one doing the disturbing and the one who is disturbed, so it’s no wonder illness is such an intimidating topic.

This workshop will help you to claim the titles of 'disturber' and 'disturbed' and find the right balance. We will talk about fiction and non-fiction, and open up a space in which we can blur the two, a space in which we can use the 'I' without naming the 'I.

Refreshments will be provided.

Heather Taylor Johnson's is the editor of Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of chronic illness and pain (UWA Publishing, 2017) and author of the novel Jean Harley Was Here (UQP, 2017), among others.


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1 - 29 July

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