SAM Seminar: Writers on the Craft of Writing

When:24 Jul 2019, 4pm - 5:30pm
Venue:Room G17, Robert Webster Building
Who:Stephanie Bishop and Michelle de Kretser

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Please note the room change to G17, Robert Webster Building.

Writers on the Craft of Writing

Stephanie Bishop and Michelle de Kretser will be talking to each other about the craft of writing, with special reference to their most recent novels, Man Out of Time and The Life to Come. This free-wheeling conversation about writers’ practice will range over subjects such as reading, revision, the creation of interiority, the crafting of sentences and narrative time.

Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and lives in Sydney. She went to university in Melbourne and Paris, and is an honorary associate of the English Department at the University of Sydney. Michelle’s fiction has won numerous awards, including the Miles Franklin. Her longform essay On Shirley Hazzard will be published in October 2019. Michelle was writer in residence in the English Department at UNSW from February-May 2019.

Stephanie Bishop’s novels are The Singing, The Other Side of the World and, most recently, Man Out of Time. She is the recipient of the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, the Australian Book Industry Award for Literary Fiction, and the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year Award. Her work has been published in The London Review of Books, The Monthly, the Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, Meanjin and elsewhere.

No need to book, all welcome!

The School of the Arts and Media acknowledges the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund for supporting this project. 

Copyright Agency

SAM Seminar Series

This series provides a showcase and forum for local as well as international scholars, researchers, industry practitioners and creative artists – ranging from early-career to well-established – to present on their work. No need to book, all welcome!

Find out more and see the full program.
Enquiries contact: SAM Seminar Convenor, John Attridge –

Finding us
Robert Webster Building is located mid-way off the UNSW main walkway. Map Reference G14. Room G17 is located on the ground floor. Please note the main entrance off the central walkway is on Level 1.

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Supported by UNSW Creative Practice Lab

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