Monday, 7 July 2014


HELEN HAGEMANN RETURNS THIS WEEK IN THE PROSE SERIES: NOVEL WRITING / Chapters or Short Stories..  FRIDAY, 11TH JULY AT THE FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, 10.00AM – MIDDAY.

The workshop will look at writing LITANY in PROSE.

Class to read examples of litany in Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize winner “Life of Pi.”


Venue: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty St. Fremantle
Room: 2 - Upstairs in the north wing
Date: Friday, 11th July, 2014
Time: 10.00am til noon
Cost: $20 (OOTA members), $25 (non-OOTA members)


Life of Pi is a Canadian fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
The novel, which has sold more than ten million copies worldwide,was rejected by at least five London publishing houses before being accepted by Knopf Canada, which published it in September 2001. The UK edition won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction the following year. It was also chosen for CBC Radio's Canada Reads 2003, where it was championed by author Nancy Lee. The French translation, L'Histoire de Pi, was chosen in the French CBC version of the contest Le combat des livres, where it was championed by Louise Forestier. The novel won the 2003 Boeke Prize, a South African novel award. In 2004, it won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Best Adult Fiction for years 2001–2003. In 2012 it was adapted into a theatrical feature film directed by Ang Lee with a screenplay by David Magee.

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