HNSA 2023 Online Program

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Research and Fieldwork with Mirandi Riwoe

24 October 2021 | 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

The thought of writing historical fiction can be daunting. Writers might have a great idea for a historical novel but find the necessary research and its interpretation into fiction a little overwhelming.

In this workshop, Mirandi Riwoe will discuss research methods and the writing processes involved in writing a historical novel. The workshop will include writing activities designed to help you get started or continue on with your own historical novel. Learn how to find resources, incorporate your research into a work of fiction (without lumping everything you uncover into your narrative), and how to choose between ‘accuracy’ and ‘authenticity’. The workshop will suit people who are at the beginning of their writing project or who are struggling to manage their research process and output.

This workshop includes a 15 minute break.

This workshop will not be recorded.

About Mirandi Riwoe

Mirandi Riwoe’s Stone Sky Gold Mountain won the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize and the Queensland Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. Her novella The Fish Girl won Seizure’s Viva la Novella and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. Her work has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Meanjin, Griffith Review and Best Summer Stories. Mirandi has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies (QUT). For further information:





24 October 2021
1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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