Writing Creative Nonfiction Information Session

w/ Rebecca Giggs and Deborah Robertson

In this free information session, join the tutors behind our nonfiction courses – Rebecca Giggs and Deborah Robertson – as they discuss their approach to teaching nonfiction and what to expect from their respective courses in 2023.

Tuesday 24 January 2023, 6.30pm – 7.30pm


This is a past course.

For one night only, Rebecca Giggs and Deborah Robertson will discuss the ins and outs of writing nonfiction – including essay, memoir, biography, reportage, experimental approaches and life writing.

Rebecca will talk about her online program Writing Creative Nonfiction, while Deborah will speak to her Melbourne-based program Writing the Narrative Nonfiction Book.

Together, they will highlight the type of texts you might be reading, the guest speakers you might encounter, and how they will help you get as close as possible to finishing a draft of your manuscript across the year.

This is an extremely rare opportunity to spend an hour with two of Australia’s most exciting writers. Come prepared with questions you’ve long wanted to ask about studying nonfiction writing! Places are free.

Writers you'll be working with:

Rebecca Giggs

Rebecca Giggs is an author from Perth, Australia. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Emergence, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, and in anthologies including Best Australian Essays, and Best Australian Science Writing. Rebecca’s nonfiction focuses on how people feel towards animals in a time of technological and ecological change. Rebecca’s debut book Fathoms: The…

Deborah Robertson

Deborah Robertson is a West-Australian born writer and teacher, now based in Melbourne. Her first book, Proudflesh, won The Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award, and her first novel, Careless, received the Nita B. Kibble Award for Women Writers and the Colin Roderick Award. It was also shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, The Age…

Course outline

One hour information session to be hosted on ZOOM, including time for Q&A.

How to Book

This is a past course.