- Why is fiction so difficult to write, or is it?
Saturday 11 June
2.15 – 3.15pm
- The creative process: how hard is it to write?
Sunday 12 June
3.30 – 4.30pm
- How to write anything with Mark Dapin
Monday 13 June
10.00 – 4.00pm
Uniting Church Hall, near Hyde Street Bellingen
MARK DAPIN spends every spare moment writing — as a novelist, journalist, columnist, historian and now a screenwriter. His first novel, King of the Cross (2009), won a Ned Kelly Award for crime writing. His second, Spirit House (2011), was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and well reviewed both in Australia and the UK where it was shortlisted for a Royal Society for Literature prize.
His latest novel, R & R (July 2015), is set in Vung Tau, Vietnam, in the 1960s, and follows two military policemen as they unravel the mysteries seething beneath the surface of this seedy portside town in the early years of the American War.
R & R is inspired by Mark’s research for The Nashos’ War (2014), which won the Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize in 2015, and his ongoing PhD studies in Military History at UNSW-ADFA. Mark also edited The Penguin Book of Australian War Writing and the Penguin anthology From the Trenches: the Best ANZAC Writing of World War One.
He is working on a TV drama for Network Seven. www.markdapin.com