UNSWriting presents Anne Buist

When:6 May 2015, 6:30pm - 8pm
Venue:Io Myers Studio, UNSW
Who:Anne Buist in conversation with Anne Brewster
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UNSWriting presents

Anne Buist
in conversation with Anne Brewster

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Medea's Curse introduces readers to forensic psychiatrist Natalie King who works with victims and perpetrators of violent crime. Women with a history of abuse, mainly. She rides a Ducati a size too big and wears a tank top a size too small. Likes men but doesn’t want to keep one. And really needs to stay on her medication. Her creator, writer Anne Buist, is the Chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and has over 25 years clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry.

Anne Buist talks about this ground-breaking, feisty book and also more generally about women and violence, writing thrillers and erotic fiction, and her passion for women's mental health. Anne Buist will be in conversation with UNSW lecturer Anne Brewster, whose books include Literary Formations: Postcoloniality, Nationalism, Globalism (1996) and Aboriginal Women's Autobiography (1995). She co-edited, with Angeline O’Neill and Rosemary van den Berg, an anthology of Indigenous Writing, Those Who Remain Will Always Remember (2000). Her book of interviews with and essays on Aboriginal writers, Giving This Country a Memory is forthcoming.

Photo credit: Lachlan Woods

So You Want to Write a Thriller? A Workshop.

Wednesday 6 May, 10am - 1pm

Nearly every bookshop has a crime thriller section—often the single largest section. Gone Girl, a psychological thriller, has been in and on the top of every Western booklist for 1-2 years—now Girl on the Train looks to be taking over. Find out why we like to be scared and what it takes to make people compulsively turn the page at 3am, shaking under the bed covers…and a little of the thrill of writing and reading about sex. This workshop explores character, plot structure and “tricks” of the trade, with exercises and references to some old and current thrillers.

Special Workshop for UNSW students and staff. The workshop will cater for participants with varying levels of literary flair and experience. 

To reserve your spot Book Here.

Buist Medea's Curse Cover

Anne Buist's books will be available
at 10% off the RRP courtesy of the
UNSW Bookshop on the night.

Finding us.

Io Myers Studio is located at the entrance to Gate 2 High St, Kensington. Look for the Creative Practice Lab neon sign in our foyer windows. Download the UNSW map.

There is limited parking in the Gate 2, High St area around Io Myers Studio but free parking is available from 6:30pm in the car park next to NIDA accessed through Day Ave.

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