29 September 2015
Am I A Protagonist?
Join Robbie Arnott, Sian Campbell, and Briohny Doyle as they explore the writer’s role in nonfiction with host Tom Doig, author of Moron to Moron and The Coal Face.
This expert panel of young nonfiction writers will debate the nuances of whether the writer can ever be a character, the impact of writing about lived experiences and will figure out where exactly they fit within their own work, asking the questions ‘Am I A Protagonist?’ and ‘Should I Be?’
Don’t miss out as they explore the writer’s role in the nonfiction narrative and announce of the shortlist for The 2015 Scribe Nonfiction Prize.
Monday November 2, 6pm
The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas
Sian Campbell is a freelance writer, the Editor in Chief of Scum Mag and Co-Director of the National Young Writers’ Festival. Her work has appeared in Spook, Kill Your Darlings, Going Down Swinging, Voiceworks, and Junkee. She was recently long listed for the Lifted Brow Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction, and in 2014 was shortlisted for the Scribe Prize for Non-Fiction.
Robbie Arnott is a writer of fiction and non-fiction from Tasmania. His work has been published in Kill Your Darlings, Island, Seizure, The Review of Australian Fiction and many more publications. He won the 2014 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers, and is currently shortlisted for the 2015 Tasmanian Young Writer’s Fellowship.
Briohny Doyle is a Melbourne based writer. You can find her monthly column in The Lifted Brow. She has published essays and short fiction in Going Down Swinging, Meanjin and Ampersand. Her first nonfiction book Adult Fantasy, has been acquired by Scribe Publications
Tom Doig is the author of Moron to Moron: Two men, two bikes, one Mongolian misadventure (2013) and The Coal Face (2015). Tom’s nonfiction has been published in The Big Issue, Crikey, New Matilda, Smith Journal, The Lifted Brow and Voiceworks. He is currently a PhD candidate at Monash University, researching the lived experience of crisis and climate change in the Latrobe Valley.