Friends Joint Event with Tim Bullamore on A date with ... Your Obituary Writer - Thursday, 25 August 2022
A Friends of the State Library event in collaboration with the Friends of the University of Adelaide Library with Tim Bullamore on A date with ... Your Obituary Writer
When: Thursday, 25 August 2022, 1.00pm-2.00pm
Where: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of SA
Cost: $10 General Admission | Free for Students
Have you ever wondered who gets an obituary in the press ? Why they are chosen? How they are written? What the writer is looking for? Where the material comes from? And which ones are written in advance? International visiting speaker Tim Bullamore from the UK has been writing obituaries for leading newspapers for almost 30 years. He has written obituaries of the good and the bad, the rich and famous, the quirky and unusual, as well as household names, royalty, celebrities and establishment figures - including a number of Australians. This entertaining talk reveals some insights into the art of obituary writing and provides some memorable anecdotes from the dead centre of the newspaper.
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Proceeds will be shared between the Friends' associations to support their respective Library - the State Library of SA and the University of Adelaide Library