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Workshops

Sit down with leading authors to get granular about your creative practice and gain from their immense experience in these online writing workshops. Following the workshops, participants will have the chance to submit their written work for feedback.

In collaboration with Writers Victoria

Limited places available. Book now to ensure you don’t miss out.

Full $140
Concession/Writers Victoria Members $120

The Craft of Short Fiction

Sat 8 Aug | 5–8.30 pm AEST

Portrait of Jan Carson.

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From her short story collection (Children’s Children) to her flash fiction anthology (Postcard Stories), Irish writer Jan Carson’s short fiction demonstrates a mastery of the form.

In this workshop, she unpacks the tools you need to develop ideas, conduct research, hold your reader’s attention, and master plot, structure, character and pacing within a tight form.

Writing Through Trauma in Memoir

Sun 9 Aug | 10am – 1.30pm AEST

Portrait of Anna Spargo-Ryan.

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How do we reckon with trauma in our writing? How can writing memoir be an opportunity to understand how our experiences have shaped us? Discover what it means to explore vulnerability in your writing with author and inaugural winner of The Horne Prize, Anna Spargo-Ryan.

In this workshop, you’ll discover how to write about trauma with nuance, humour and compassion and how to blend memoir with analysis to talk about difficult subjects in novel ways.

Writing That Unforgettable Scene

Sat 15 Aug | 5–8.30 pm AEST

Portrait of Caoilinn Hughes.

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There’s only so much exposition, interiority and descriptive prevarication a writer can get away with before a novel dies on the page. As in Caoilinn HughesThe Wild Laughter, the beating heart of fiction resides in its scenes.

In this workshop, Hughes shows how scenes function at both the micro and macro levels, and demonstrates how to create unforgettable scenes through details, setting, dialogue, action, and sensory precision.