Thursday, 26 January 2017

Writing about Food, using the Five Senses with Helen Hagemann @ the Fremantle Arts Centre, Friday, 10th February, 1pm-3pm.  This workshop is designed to help writers understand the importance of a three dimensional world in their writing. In particular, ways in which writing about the sensory world of food can highlight their fiction. We will read an extract from The Historian's Daughter by Rashida Murphy to discover how the author presents Indian food in the novel. Writing exercises will involve descriptive writing, character and setting all revolving around food.

Venue: Fremantle Arts Centre, Upstairs Room 2.
Time: 1-3pm. What to bring:  Notepad, pen, laptop or iPad
Cost:  OOTA $20  - NON-OOTA $25 (ask for membership form to save).  
Please note: No credit card facility and new attendees who arrive without the class fee will be asked to pay on the day via direct debit transfer. For information on joining OOTA and what we do, please visit our website http://ootawriters.com 
The Historian's Daughter
In an old house with ‘too many windows and women’, high in the Indian hills, young Hannah lives with her older sister Gloria; her two older brothers; her mother – the Magician; a colourful assortment of aunts, blow-ins and misfits; and her father – the Historian. It is a world of secrets, jealousies and lies, ruled by the Historian but smoothed over by the Magician, whose kindnesses and wisdom bring homely comfort and all-enveloping love to a ramshackle building that seems destined for chaos.
And then one day the Magician is gone, Gloria is gone, and the Historian has spirited Hannah and her brothers away to a new and at first bewildering life in Perth. As Hannah grows and makes her own way through Australian life, an education and friendships, she begins to penetrate to the heart of one of the old house’s greatest secrets – and to the meaning of her own existence.

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