Saturday, 16 March 2013

Friday, 22nd March is the prose class with Helen Hagemann. Writers will look at two short stories  The Story of the Bus Driver who Wanted to be God and Breaking the Pig by Israeli writer Etgar Keret from his short story collection, The Bus Driver who Wanted to be God.  Writing exercises and discussion on "Writing a Creative History" in your work. The class will look at ways of writing the social, cultural, political, or fundamental flaws in our society in a light-hearted and humorous way. 
Venue: Room 2, Upstairs North Wing, Fremantle Arts Centre Friday 22nd March at 10.00am
Cost: $20 OOTA, $25 Non-OOTA
All welcome! 



Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television. Keret has received the Prime Minister's award for literature, as well as the Ministry of Culture's Cinema Prize. The short film Malka Lev Adom (Skin Deep, 1996), which Keret wrote and directed with Ran Tal, won an Israel Film Academy award and first place in the Munich International Festival of Film Schools. The film Jellyfish, a joint venture for Keret and his wife received the Camera d'Or prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. In 2010, Keret received the Chevalier (Knight) Medallion of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He is Israel's hippest bestselling young writer today. Etgar Keret is part court jester, part literary crown prince, part national conscience. The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God gathers his daring and provocative short stories for the first time in English. Brief, intense, painfully funny, and shockingly honest, Keret's stories are snapshots that illuminate with intelligence and wit the hidden truths of life. As with the best comic authors, hilarity and anguish are the twin pillars of his work. Keret covers a remarkable emotional and narrative terrain-from a father's first lesson to his boy to a standoff between soldiers caught in the Middle East conflict to a slice of life where nothing much happens. The Bus Driver includes stories from Keret's bestselling collections in Israel, Pipelines and Missing Kissinger, as well as Keret's major new novella, "Kneller's Happy Campers," a bitingly satirical yet wistful road trip set in the afterlife for suicides.


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