Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky’s Author/Writer Session
Jan is the author/writer of seven books, twelve radio features, two television documentaries and several stage shows, many of them dealing with life stories. (See Writing CV below)
Jan talks to students about his experiences as a writer across these various forms, including:
What inspires and where his ideas come from
Learning to write on the job
His passion for sharing quality Australian stories
The importance of respect for other people’s stories, particularly Indigenous stories
Oral literature on the page, and the process of oral history.
The publishing/broadcasting experience
Reading and performing pieces from his work
Jan draws on forty years of performance experience to deliver a session that is not only educational but also highly entertaining.
Curriculum: For all years of Secondary English. Teacher’s …