Ann Curthoys: Writing History
Professor Ann Curthoys from the University of Sydney believes in writing history in a way that makes it a pleasure to read. Through discussion of the basics of writing history, which apply whether you are writing a family, local, organisational, political, social, or indeed any other kind of history, she will lead you through writing exercises and class discussion of issues such as audience, structure and plot, direct speech, past and present language, character and emotion, and acknowledging your sources. You should bring a 1-2 page description of a historical writing project, including topic, aims, intended readers and state of development.
Supported by Pantera Press.
Duration: 6.5 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 participants
SWF website: Ann Curthoys: Writing History
Date: Monday 20 May
Time: 10:00 AM - 4.30 PM
Venue: State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney