Wed, 06 July|
Better Read Than Dead
Author talk with Lee Kofman
Join Lee Kofman in conversation with Walter Mason to celebrate and discuss Lee's latest book The Writer Laid Bare.
Time & Location
06 July 2022, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
The Writer Laid Bare is a book for everyone who loves the craft of good writing. Be they a voracious reader wanting to know more or an emerging writer themselves, author and writing coach Lee Kofman has distilled her wisdom, insight and passion into this guide to writing and emotional honesty.
A combination of raw memoir and a professional writing toolkit, Lee examines her own life, rich in story and emotion to reveal how committing to a truthful writing practice helped her conquer writer’s block and develop her own authentic voice.
‘Show don’t tell’ has never been so compelling.
Inspired by her popular writing courses, Lee also offers practical advice on drafts, edits and how to achieve a life/writing balance. How combining her writing with motherhood led her to recognise that ‘the pram in the hall’ issue is real.
Russian born, Melbourne based Lee Kofman is a highly regarded memoirist, novelist, editor, writing coach and a charismatic force in Australian literature. Her writing and reading life began a long time ago in a remote Siberian village where she recited her first poem to an admiring crowd of illiterate babushkas. What followed was decades of wrestling with the art and craft of writing and passionate reading.
Walter Mason is the author of the travel memoirs “Destination Saigon” and “Destination Cambodia” (both published by Allen & Unwin). He is the President of the NSW Dickens Society and a well-known travel writer and speaker. Walter is also a popular teacher of writing, mindfulness and creativity. As well as leading tours to Vietnam, Walter teaches Cambodian, Vietnamese and Buddhist history. He is a regular lecturer on literary subjects including E. F. Benson, Noel Coward and the travel writer H. V. Morton. Walter has spoken at festivals and conferences around the world and teaches writing and journaling across Australia.
Event + Book
Ticket includes a copy of The Writer Laid Bare.$32.99
If you are unable to join us in person, you can also join us online.$0.00
Zoom + Book
This is our Zoom ticket with a copy of the book, which we will post out to you. Please note we do not ship internationally.$32.99