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Date
November 15, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Workshop: Derek Sandhaus - First Person Non-fiction Writing Workshop 工作坊: Derek Sandhaus - 第一人稱記實寫作工作坊

Despite a writer’s best intentions, all writing is subjective. But this isn’t a license for boundless self-indulgence. With non-fiction writing, the question often arises of whether to insert oneself in a story without overshadowing it. In this workshop we will look at the pros and cons of using the first-person in nonfiction writing, and how to go gonzo without losing the narrative thread. Derek Sandhaus has published five books on Chinese history and culture, including Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture and Tales of Old Hong Kong. 

任憑作者如何設法保持客觀,所有寫作都是主觀的。但這不代表作者可以因而放縱自己隨心所欲地寫作。當論及非小說寫作,其中最常見的問題便是應否將自己放入敘述的過程中,同一時間避免喧賓奪主。在這個工作坊,我們會分析於非小說用第一人稱敘事的利弊,並探討如何在編寫聳人聽聞的文字時不失敘事的主線。Derek Sandhaus 出版過五本有關於中國歷史與文化的書,包括《Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture》和《Tales of Old Hong Kong》。

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Derek Sandhaus has published five books on Chinese history and culture, including Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture and Tales of Old Hong Kong.