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Newsletter of the Adelaide Jewish Museum – June 2002

Writers Workshop

There is an increasing widespread use of personal testimonies as an important way of recovering the past and gathering and presenting historical information.

On Sunday 25th August we will be hosting a writers workshop, and extend an invitation to the community to participate.

Professional writer: Katherine Goode
Date: Sunday 25th August 2002
Time: 2 – 5pm
Venue: Beit Shalom
Cost: $10 (includes refreshments)
What to bring: A pen/pencil
The Writers Workshop hopes to provide some of the skills needed to begin the process of writing your life story, with the ultimate goal of enticing the community to contribute written stories to the Adelaide Jewish Museum. The Museum is a forum for recording the past in the authentic voice and language of the writer.

During the 3 hour course we will be discussing imagery, memory, and structuring a story. The seminar will involve a brain storming session, a writing session, and then a critique of the completed work.

The workshop will be conducted by journalist and author Katherine Goode. Katherine is a feature writer for The Advertiser and has been a freelance journalist for a variety of publications, including Australian Women’s Weekly, The Australian, the Australian Jewish News, The Age and Los Angeles Times. She wrote television scripts for the children’s program “Here’s Humphrey” and has published 14 children’s books. In 1999 her book Jumping to Heaven, a collection of stories based on true-life experiences of refugee children, received a Commendation at the Austcare Media Awards. Katherine has conducted writer’s workshops both for children and adults and is currently running a weekly creative writing program at the Adelaide Secondary School of English.

To reserve your space on the Workshop telephone 8110-0944 or email [email protected]