Thank you to the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English for booking me to deliver a workshop about using fictional techniques in non fiction. This was the most nervous I have been delivering a presentation as my audience were teachers! It was a lovely day and I received some great feedback and shared my presentation to support teachers with teaching memoir writing.
I also got to see Maxine Beneba Clarke delivering her keynote presentation and a workshop on writing poetry and they were great sessions. In the last session of the day I went to the NGV and did a workshop about using art to inspire writing and it was so much fun and always a treat to be among beautiful artwork.
I don't have any photos of the day, because I was so nervous, so here are some photos of my tag and Maxine's books. Each delegate received a copy of How Decent Folk Behave and I bought her latest poetry collection for young people, It's the Sound of the Thing. Looking forward to reading them. Also am shamelessly copying Maxine's post of taking a photo of my badge so I can write this post.
To the teachers out there, I'm available for school visits or to deliver professional learning about memoir writing. Check out my website.
Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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