Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop

Creative Non-fiction Workshop with John Burnside

Organised by: The Arts House
  • Date:
    6 Oct 2018
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  • Venue:
    The Arts House Council Room
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  • Admission:
    Standard - $50
    NSF concession - $30


Having conducted a well-received talk and workshop in 2013, prolific poet, novelist and memoirist John Burnside returns to The Arts House.

Drawing on works by various writers in different non-fiction genres, this workshop examines the use of the everyday, and the discovery of the marvellous, in our explorations of the "greatest wonder" that humans ever experience: the "Quick now, here, now, always" of daily life.

This workshop is recommended for experienced writers.

There will also be a non-ticketed talk by John Burnside on 4 Oct, where he will discuss his works. Visit to register for the talk!

About John Burnside
John Burnside is a writer of fiction and creative non-fiction, and a prize winning poet, whose collection Black Cat Bone won both the T.S. Eliot and the Forward Prizes for 2011. His most recent prose works are I Put a Spell on You, a study of love, glamour and popular music, and A Summer of Drowning, a novel set in the Arctic Circle. His radio play, Coldhaven, was voted the best broadcast play on German radio in 2017. He is a professor of Creative Writing at St Andrews University and writes a regular Nature column for The New Statesman. Burnside is the Nanyang Technological University Creative Writing Resident 2018.

"Few writers manage distinction in even one form. John Burnside has achieved it in two... The integration, as well as the range, of Burnside's work across genres has become increasingly clear: he has made verse and prose sing from the same song sheet...." New Statesman

Creative Non-fiction Workshop with John Burnside