- This event has passed.
Writers’ Victoria: Writing Ethical True Crime-Inspired Fiction and Crime Memoir with Ruth McIver
March 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$135 – $215
Writing Ethical True Crime-Inspired Fiction and Crime Memoir with Ruth McIver
Sun 22 March, 10am-4pm, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Lt Lonsdale St., Melbourne
While true crime is nothing new, over the past few years true-crime inspired fiction and true-crime memoirs such as Emma Cline’s ‘The Girls’ (2015) and Michelle McNamara’s ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ (2016) have become a best-selling and award winning sub-genre. Ruth proposes that fictionalising true crime and real lives in a way that is both ethical and artful can capture the complex cultural topography surrounding sensational crime events – and this imaginative and personal response to private and collective trauma, is both necessary and cathartic.
Details and bookings: https://writersvictoria.org.au/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=732