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1. COMMUNICATION & COMPUTER STUDIES » Writing

WRITING AN OBITUARY

Course ID 10204
Price $60.00 (GST included)
Status Places are available.
Location Mosman High School
Tutor Keith Whelan
Sessions 1 session of 3 hours
Start date Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Finish date Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Time 6.00pm - 9.00pm

This workshop has tips and ideas for those who need to write an obituary for a friend or family member, or who wish to write their own obituary. The aim is to help you write an obituary that is accurate, lively, and memorable.

Most people are not famous or fortunate enough to receive the attention of a news obituary in the newspaper. That is where this workshop comes in. You may find yourself needing to write an obituary for someone else. Or you may wish to get a head start on writing your own obituary.

This Workshop has obituary writing suggestions and ideas, including: obituary writing tips, a sample obituary template, delicate questions to consider, pitfalls to avoid, writing your own obituary, and other resources.
Writing better obituaries is part of a trend to more fully accept, describe, celebrate, honour, and make the most of life and death.

About the presenter


Keith Whelan

I have worked for several national and local newspapers as well as freelancing and have been teaching creative writing for the past eight years in Ireland and Australia.

Amongst the libraries I have taught in are Wyong Shire Council, Cessnock City Council, The Hills Council, Hornsby Council, Burwood Council, Holroyd Library, Ashfield Library, Warringah Library City of Ryde Council and Port Stephens Council.

I have also conducted a Creative Writing as part of the John Hopkins CTYI Programme in the University of Limerick, Ireland as a ten week course and also as part of the curriculum at the Centre for Adult Education at the University of Limerick.

The course has also been included in several Library Programmes for Children's Book Festival and Writer's Weeks in Ireland. I also teach at the University of Sydney - Centre for Continuing Education, WEA Hunter, Central Coast Community College, Hornsby/Kur-un-gai Community College, Kur-un-gai Arts Centre, Newcastle Museum and Tuggerah Lakes Community College



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