5 November 2004

NEW VENUE for 14th Nov workshop with Fleur Bourgonje

Sunday 14 November (NOT the 7th anymore, according to the Tas. Writers Centre alert issued on 5th Nov there were too many other competing events)
Venue: Salamanca Arts Centre Battery Point Community Hall, Hampden Road, Battery Point, Hobart
Cost: $20 for TWC members; $40 for others.
Places still available. Book now by phoning 03 6224 0029 or emailing director@tasmanianwriters.org.
The 2004 Hobart City International Writer in Residence, FLEUR BOURGONJE, will present her writing workshop, "ABOUT HORSES, CAMELS AND A HARLEY DAVIDSON: THE MOVING WRITER". In this workshop Fleur will share some of the possibilities on how to be writer in different cultures, different languages, and how and where to find one's own language. This workshop will appeal to both fiction and non-fiction writers who use their travels as a context for their writing.

When: Sunday 14 November 10am - 4pm
Where: Salamanca Arts Centre Battery Point Community Hall, Hampden Road, Battery Point, Hobart
Cost: $20 for TWC members; $40 for others.
Places are limited. Book now by phoning 6224 0029 or emailing admin@tasmanianwriters.org

About Fleur Bourgonke -- FLEUR BOURGONJE is a poet and prose writer, and was born in Achterveld, the Netherlands. She moved to Paris in 1968 and then to Latin America in 1970 where she worked as a journalist, while studying social psychology and translating Latin American literature into Dutch. Fleur lived in Chile until two weeks after the military coup against Salvador Allende in September 1973; in Argentina until two months after the military coup against the Peronist government, and in Venezuela until late 1981. She has traveled through South America, North Africa, the Middle East and Europe, and has visited Australia twice; to gather information and impressions for a novel and short stories about Dutch farmers who had left her native village in the 1950s to start a new life in Australia. Fleur has also written a libretto (for the celebrated Dutch composer Louis Andriessen) about the life of the French/Peruvian writer and feminist Flora Tristán, and a theatre piece for radio about the Mexican poet Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz. In addition, she has published novels, short stories and five collections of poetry. Fleur now lives in Amsterdam.

And these have been held already -- here for the record:

Wednesday 3 November from 7pm on ABC Local Radio. Annie Warburton interviewed Fleur Bourgonje, the 2004 Hobart City International Writer in residence.

Thursday 4 November 7pm at the Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hunter St, Hobart. ”In Conversation”. ROBERT DESSAIX and visiting Dutch writer FLEUR BOURGONJE chatted about life, writing and travel. You're welcome to this free event.

1 comment:

Anne said...

NB Please note changed date for Fleur Bourgonje's workshop: amended to 14th Nov as per notice from Tasmanian Writers Centre issued 5th Nov.

Is the system being gamed, and "Does Australia Need an ICAC for Poetry?"

Does Australia Need an ICAC for Poetry?  David Musgrave's article in Southerly is not new, but it's worth reading if you missed it....