Getting Words on the Page with Elise Esther Hearst

31 July 2024
Wednesday 6.30–8pm
Jewish Museum of Australia

Do you want to write but feel that you don’t know how, are stuck or out of practice?  

Join award-winning playwright, author and performer Elise Esther Hearst for a fun and practical writing workshop.

Observing objects can be a great way to make discoveries, develop ideas and collect details that will enrich your writing enormously. Objects carry stories, histories. They have particular uses and misuses. They make us feel things and tell us a lot about ourselves and each other.  

Using objects on display throughout the JMA’s galleries as prompts, you will write in short bursts without judgement or critique. You will get words on the page and have fresh material to work with for new or existing projects.

Whether you just want some writing company, some inspiration or even a chance to try something new, this workshop is for you.

Open to all genres at all levels. Beginners welcome.

About Elise Esther Hearst

Elise Esther Hearst is an award-winning Melbourne-based playwright, author and performer, working and living on Boon Wurrung country. Her debut novel, One Day We’re All Going to Die, was published by Harper Collins in 2023 and was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year Award 2024. Her second novel will be published in 2025. Her theatre work has appeared at various theatres around Australia, most recently including A Very Jewish Christmas Carol (Melbourne Theatre Company) and Yentl, which won the Green Room Award for Outstanding Writing 2023 (Malthouse Theatre and Arts Centre Melbourne).

Image: Supplied by the artist.

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