Saturday 23 March, 10.30am–5.30pm
Limited to 16. Cost: $60

Departures, arrivals, journeys … What stories emerge from migration and the contrasts between different worlds? A hands-on writing workshop specially developed for CO.AS.IT. to explore storytelling – fiction or non-fiction – through language, memory, character and place. There’ll be plenty of discussion, writing exercises and supportive critical feedback.

Saturday 23 March 2019, 10.30aAM–5.30PM (with an hour off for lunch—bring your own, or eat out)

CO.AS.IT., 199 Faraday Street, Carlton (view Google map)

Strictly limited to 16 participants

Booking: $60 (inc GST). Registration with payment essential. Click on the REGISTER button at the bottom of the page.

About the workshop facilitators

Valmorbida Giovannoni portrait

Elise Valmorbida grew up Italian in Australia, and lives in London where she works as a writer-teacher. Her latest novel The madonna of the mountains (Faber & Faber) won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2019 for fiction. Already published in several languages, The madonna of the mountains is The Times 'Book of the Month' and 'Summer Books Pick', a New York Post 'must-read', and a contender for further literary awards. Set in the Veneto and spanning nearly three decades following the First World War, The madonna of the mountains is a fierce, sharply observed and richly detailed account of a woman’s fight to keep her family alive and thriving – at whatever cost.

Moreno Giovannoni was born in San Ginese (in the province of Lucca in Tuscany) but grew up in a house on a hill, on a tobacco farm at Buffalo River in north-east Victoria. He is a freelance translator of long standing. His essay ‘The Percheron’ was published in Southerly and selected for The Best Australian Essays in 2014. He was recipient of the prestigious Deborah Cass Prize in 2016. The fireflies of autumn is his first book.

Please note: Meet the authors at a free CO.AS.IT. event on Thursday 21 March at 6.30pm. See details here.