Festival Program


Workshop: Writing Successful Narrative Non-fiction

Sat 4 Sep, 10am
The Wheeler Centre, Conference Room

Award–winning cultural historian and author Maria Tumarkin leads a workshop on successfully navigating the challenges of non-fiction writing. Drawing from her creative process writing the critically acclaimed Axiomatic—a boundary-shifting fusion of thought, storytelling and reportage—she walks you through truthfully addressing ethical dilemmas, developing and staying true to your voice, integrating research without clunky insertions of background info, and problem-solving around the trickiest hurdles of your project.

In partnership with Writers Victoria


2 hours 30 minutes



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Maria Tumarkin writes books, essays, reviews, and pieces for performance and radio; she collaborates with sound and visual artists; and she has had her work carved into dockside tiles. She is the author of four books of ideas. The latest, Axiomatic, won the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Best Writing Award. 

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