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Writing Non-Fiction: Schreibwerkstatt für Promovierende und Studierende im Hauptstudium (2008)

Workshop auf Englisch mit dem australischen Historiker und Douglas-Stewart-Literaturpreisträger Tom Griffiths

Donnerstag, 26.06.2008; 10-16 Uhr
im Konferenzraum der Eberhard von Kuenheim Stiftung, Amiraplatz 3, direkt gegenüber dem Literaturhaus


FüllfederhalterTom Griffiths (Autor von Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica) bietet im Juni eine Schreibwerkstatt für Historikerinnen und Historiker an. Sein Kommentar:

This workshop is designed to assist postgraduate students who are completing theses but anyone who is writing non-fiction is welcome. The class will be led by Tom Griffiths who is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at the University of Copenhagen and whose scholarly histories have won Australian literary prizes. What does it feel like to write? What are the sources of good writing? And what do we need to do to make writing a significant and meaningful part of our scholarly lives?

The purpose of the class will be to discuss the method and practice of writing. In universities, the actual process of writing is rarely talked about, yet effective writing is integral to a creative life of words and ideas. So our aim will be to talk about the experience as well as the art of writing and to bring imaginative and literary debates into our discussion of non-fiction. We will begin with general strategies and end up by shaping words on a page.

The class will be small and interactive. Applications are invited and should include an original piece of writing of no more than 500 words in length. Your text will be made available to other members of the class. The piece should present a central idea of your research to a general audience.


Martin Schmidt, M.A.
Historisches Seminar der LMU München
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