So You Want to...Find the Truth in the Detail

Sat Dec 10 2022 at 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

KSP Writers' Centre | Perth

KSP Writers' Centre
Publisher/HostKSP Writers' Centre
So You Want to...Find the Truth in the Detail
In this three-hour workshop, we will discover how to make our writing come to life through finding important details and making them shine.
About this Event

So You Want to Find the Truth in the Detail

Workshop with Dr. Eleanor Limprecht, KSP Writer-in-Residence

Costs:  $35 members, $50 non-members. Online booking fees also apply. To avoid paying fees, please phone KSP directly to book and pay by debit/ credit card: 9294 1872.

This workshop is brought to you by the KSP Writers' Centre with support from the Shire of Mundaring. Tea and coffee provided.

“The truth of the story lies in the detail.” – Paul Auster

In this workshop, Eleanor will explore the art of researching and choosing the right details crucial to making stories come to life.

Details are what turn ordinary writing into extraordinary writing. They are what give our stories that element of recognition; they allow the reader to suspend belief. Whether it is fiction, non-fiction or memoir, the things we choose to put in are important, and we need to choose them wisely and consider what to leave out.

During the workshop, you will use the distributed images and find ordinary detail to write a paragraph about. You will use all five senses and descriptive language, but also include active verbs rather than excessive adjectives.

Target Audience: Writers at any stage who require more information for their writing.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Eleanor Limprecht is an author and a creative writing lecturer at the UTS where she also received her Doctorate in Creative Arts in Writing (2015). She has taught many short courses including at the NSW Writers Centre, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Historical Novel Society Conference. She has four published novels, most recently The Coast (2022) and The Passengers (2018), which came out with Allen & Unwin. Previous two novels, Long Bay (2015) and What Was Left (2013), were published by Sleepers Publishing. She has also had short fiction and essays published in various places including Best Australian Stories and Sydney Noir.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The KSP Foundation management team respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

COVID-19 Advice

Hand sanitiser stations are provided and the event complies with a Covid Safety Plan. Masks and proof of vaccination is not required.

We ask for your co-operation in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by complying with our following conditions of entry. Please do not attend KSP's premises if:

  • you are feeling unwell
  • you have been overseas in the last 14 days
  • you have been tested for COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • you have COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is a bus stop directly outside the Centre on Old York Road. The Centre is located on a residential street and looks like any other house: look for the 'Katharine’s Place' wooden plaque sign and bright green letterbox out front. Parking is available in the brick driveway and in front of the hedge, also on the upper gravel level (to the right of the house) and along the street. Overflow parking can be found down the gravel driveway to the immediate left of the house (look for the No Thoroughfare sign); please drive down here slowly.

What should I bring to the event?

Writing tools i.e. pen and paper, or a laptop if desired.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Phone the KSP Writers' Centre office 08 9294 1872 or email [email protected] 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Sorry, tickets cannot be transferred. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Check your name off at the door.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Please visit the KSP Writers' Centre website to view the Cancellation Policy:  


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

KSP Writers' Centre, 11 Old York Road, Perth, Australia


AUD 35.00 to AUD 50.00

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