Events 2012

The Showing and The Telling, with Eleanor Catton

26 September 2012 - 4.15 pm

Eleanor Catton discusses voice and style in fictive works at an English Department staff seminar at The University of Auckland. 

"Show, don't tell," is a piece of advice familiar to all students of creative writing. But what is the difference between showing and telling? Is it even possible to favour one above the other? Are there aspects of our lives that can't be shown, and can't be told? Are there aspects that must be shown, and must be told?

The seminar will be held in the Staff Common Room (Room 523), Arts 1 Building, The University of Auckland. Free.