Women Writers' Literary Luncheon - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

SWW Logo New SWW 2019 NATIONAL WRITING COMPETITIONS AWARD CEREMONY

The Award Cermeony will be conducted and Winners of the SWW National Writing Competitons will be announced and presented with their Awards during the Luncheon.

WORKSHOP PRESENTER: Sarah Luke - Noticing the Tiny Birdcage in the Far Corner of the Photograph: the Joy of Integrating Archival Sources into Fiction and Non Fiction

Sarah Luke In this workshop Sarah will take participants through her process of piecing together the daily routine and lives of the mentally-ill patients of Callan Park and the staff who cared for them. Some archival sources from the 1800s will be provided for a writing workshop focusing on developing observational skills.

Sarah Luke is the author of Callan Park, Hospital for the Insane (Australian Scholarly Publishing 2018), a history of the Lilyfield lunatic asylum described by the Sydney Morning Herald as ‘a fascinating history’. An English and History teacher during the week and a historian on weekends, Sarah is currently writing a book on the industrial school ships for destitute and delinquent boys which were docked at Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour from 1867 to 1911. https://www.sarah-luke.com

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