Courses

2012 HSC English Ext 2 Phase Three: Final Draft

2012 HSC English Ext 2 Phase Three: Final Draft

Who: Anna Maria Dell’Oso
When: 2 x Sundays: 20 & 27 May 2012, 10am – 4pm
Cost: Full price: $350; Conc Member: $210
Code: 12DELL5

It can be daunting to organise and produce a major original literary work in your HSC year while faced with demands from other subjects. Whether you’re working on long or short fiction or drama-based scripts, students cannot afford to miss this guide to the English Extension 2 Major Work.

Over three phases spaced throughout the HSC year, author, journalist and critic Anna Maria Dell’Oso will guide you from coming up with your ideas, to drafting your work in progress and getting ready to hand in your project. Students can enrol in all three phases or join in at any stage along the way. Anna’s intensive classes are an excellent way of diving into your Extension 2 Major Work while learning invaluable writing and editing skills to sustain you through your HSC project and beyond. .....

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2012 Sharp Speech! A Writing Great Dialogue Intensive

2012 Sharp Speech! A Writing Great Dialogue Intensive

Who:  Van Badham
When:
Sunday 13 May 2012, 10am-4pm
Full Price $150; Member $105; Conc Member $90
Location: NSW Writers’ Centre, Rozelle, Sydney

This writing course will develop your ability to craft effective dialogue, a key skill publishers or producers are looking for when they are assessing your work. .....

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2012 Plotting and Planning

2012 Plotting and Planning

Who:  Laurine Croasdale
When:
Saturday 5 May 2012 10am-4pm
Full Price $150; Member $105; Conc Member $90
Location: NSW Writers’ Centre, Rozelle, Sydney

This writing course is a practical look at plotting with lots of writing exercises, group work, discussion and constructive critiques.

Plotting is the backbone of your story – no matter what your genre – and understanding the basics of plotting will help you get your story into shape and provide a launching point for writing. .....

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2012 Writing About Food

2012 Writing About Food

Who: John Newton
When: 6 x Tuesday evenings: 22 & 29 May; 5, 12, 19 & 26 June 2012, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
 Full Price $540; Member $380; Conc Member $325
Location: NSW Writers’ Centre, Rozelle, Sydney

Whether you write reviews, recipes or just want to celebrate the delights of the palate, this course for writers has got something for everyone – with or without food writing experience. .....

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2012 Writing Film and TV: Dialogue and Structure for Drama

2012 Writing Film and TV: Dialogue and Structure for Drama

Who: Nick Parsons
When: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May 2012, 10am-4pm
Full price $290; Member $205; Conc Member $175
Location: NSW Writers’ Centre, Rozelle, Sydney
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2012 Creating Travel Literature

2012 Creating Travel Literature

Who: Brendan Shanahan
When: Saturday 12 May 2012, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full price: $150; Member: $105; Conc Member: $90
Code: 12SHAN5

Travel writing has spawned categories and sub-categories, but the travel novel has increased in standing as serious literature. More than a memoir, an exceptional travel novel is a distinct blend of the personal, the novel and the cultural, defined by the clarity of the writer’s voice and language, and the wit of observation.  .....

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2012 The Art of Travel Writing

2012 The Art of Travel Writing

Who: Bruce Elder
When: Sunday 6 May 2012, 10am-4pm
Full price: $150; Member: $105; Conc Member: $90
Location: NSW Writers’ Centre, Rozelle, Sydney

This course for prospective travel writers is designed to explore how those memories and jottings can be turned into articles worthy of publication and even books about the rich and unique experience of travel. .....

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2013 HSC English Extension 2 Major Work: Last Draft Masterclass

Who: Anna Maria Dell’oso
When: Sunday 19 May 2013, 10am-4pm
Cost: $100

This Masterclass is now full. Please email us to join a waitlist. If we receive enough interest for another class we will program one.

Whether you are still in a bit of a concept crisis or boldly refining the penultimate draft of your finished work, this one-day workshop is about last-draft writing and getting a strong well-edited manuscript ready for submission.

Limited to twelve students, the day will take a Masterclass format, consisting of a short group introduction, then each student will workshop issues in their draft with the presenter. .....

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2013 Seminar: Social Media for Writers

Who: Zena Shapter
When:
Wednesday 1 May 2013, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost:
Full Price: $50; Member: $35; Conc Member: $30

Ever wondered… why all the fuss about social media? Isn’t Twitter for twits and Facebook for teenagers?

Introducing you to the most popular social media platforms, Zena Shapter will guide you through the minefield that is social networking… from a writers’ perspective.

Learn how to use the internet to promote your writing, connect with other writers, find inspiration and information online. Talking about the unstated rules of online engagement, Zena will show you how to build your online writing profile and have you itching to get started! .....

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2013 The Essentials of Editing

Who: Tony Spencer-Smith
When:
4 x Thursday evenings: 2, 9, 16, 23 May 2013, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: Full price:
$400; Member: $280; Conc Member: $240

Editing and proofreading are a vital part of the writing journey. A first draft is only the start of a process that turns raw copy into polished gems ready for the reader. This course, for people who need to edit their own work or documents in the workplace, will show participants how to carry out the three layers of editing: substantive editing, which looks at the big picture; copy-editing, which ensures that each sentence is well-constructed; and proofreading, which eliminates the errors that slipped through the first two stages. .....

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2013 Writing for Performance

Who: Geoffrey Atherden
When:
Saturday 4 May 2013, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $165; Member: $115; Conc Member: $100

This one day workshop for writers who are new to writing scripts will cover the basics of script formatting, and the life cycle of a script, as it travels from submission to a producer, to readings, rehearsals, workshops and production. Geoffrey Atherden will look at writing dialoague and description with examples from Shakespeare through to contemporary scripts. Learn about storytelling and the author’s voice, writing and editing, and what actors and directors bring to the collaborative process. There will be time for an in-class exercise, as you will learn how to adapt a piece of prose for performance.
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2013 Writing Short Stories - Small, Good Things

2013 Writing Short Stories - Small, Good Things

SOLD OUT

Who: Andy Kissane
When:
6 x Thursday evenings: 9, 23 May; 6, 20 June; 4, 18 July 2013, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost:
Full Price: $600; Member: $420; Conc Member: $360

A short story is a flower; a novel is a job. — Lorrie Moore

 In our time-deficient lives, the short story is one form that fits — it’s still possible to read them and write them when you are very busy. This course, with 6 meetings spread over 3 months, gives participants enough time for an initial idea to develop and mature into a finished story. Andy Kissane is passionately interested in reading and writing short stories and recently published a collection of his own stories, The Swarm. Drawing on more than eight years experience of teaching writing at universities, Andy will run structured classes that will include discussion of model stories and writing techniques, writing exercises, input and constructive workshopping. This course focuses on the contemporary short story, takes people on a guided journey into the craft of writing short stories and provides editorial advice directed at structural questions such as, “Why isn’t this story working and what can I do to fix it?” The equally important issue of how to craft and refine each sentence will also be addressed. In each class at least two stories by masters of the form will be analysed and discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to workshop a draft of their story, which will be distributed by email a week before the class. .....

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2013 A Whole New World: Writing Speculative Fiction

Who: Pamela Freeman
When:
Saturday 11 May 2013, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $165; Member: $115; Conc Member: $100

A jam-packed one-day workshop with award winning writer Pamela Freeman.  We will look at those elements of writing which make speculative fiction different from everything else:  world-building, coherent systems of magic/technology/myth, the relationship between character and world, and the problems of structuring stories which arc over more than one book.  Pamela will give an up-to-date assessment of the state of the market in Australia and overseas, with some recommendations about the next step to take when you are ready to submit your novel or story.

Pamela will also leave time to answer your questions and address any uncertainties you may have about your specific sub-genre.

Epic fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, horror, science fiction, science fantasy, paranormal romance, paranormal crime, YA all of the above…. It’s a big genre and there’s room for everyone!

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2013 Stories That Resonate: Writing for Young Adults

2013 Stories That Resonate: Writing for Young Adults

When: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May 2013, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $320; Member: $225; Conc Member: $190

Writing for young adults is rewarding, challenging, exhilarating, and – like anything worthwhile – also hard work. This hands-on, interactive two-day workshop, led by award winning children’s and young adult author, Sue Lawson, covers topics such as knowing your audience, developing characters that ring true and writing dialogue that sparkles.

As well as the creative side of writing, the workshop will cover the business and publishing sides of writing, the role of social media, and the resources available. Sue will share techniques and approaches with participants, who will also be given the opportunity to present a ‘problem’ piece or idea to workshop with the group. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences, triumphs and useful tips and discoveries. .....

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2014 HSC English Ext 2: Last Draft Masterclass

Who: Anna Maria Dell’oso
When:
Sunday 18 May 2014, 10am – 4pm
Cost:
$110

Whether you are still in a bit of a Concept Crisis or boldly refining the penultimate draft of your finished Work, this one-day workshop is about last-draft writing and getting a strong well-edited manuscript ready for submission.

Limited to twelve students, the day will take a Masterclass format, consisting of a short group introduction, then each student will workshop issues in their draft with the presenter.

This small-group format will not only give each student time with an experienced writer examining their Major Work but also the opportunity to learn structural and editing techniques from the feedback that others receive – and applying such strategies to strengthen their own Major Work. .....

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2014 Year of the Novel: Phase Two

2014 Year of the Novel: Phase Two

Sold out -please  email to join the waiting list.

Who: Emily Maguire
When: 8 x Wednesday evenings: 28 May; 4, 11, 18, 25 June; 9, 16, 23 July 2014, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost:
Full Price: $880; Member: $615; Conc Member: $530

Phase Two: Muscles, guts, flesh and blood
Phase two is all about putting flesh on the bones of your novel, giving your story depth and force and vigour by looking at structure, style and theme, and going deeper with character, voice and plot. As we approach the year’s half-way mark we’ll also talk about how to stay focussed and motivated to see this thing through to the end.  
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2014 Professional Editing

Who: Pamela Hewitt
When:
6 x Thursday evenings: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May; 5 June 2014, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost:
Full Price: $600; Member: $420; Conc Member: $360

This course assume a basic knowledge of word processing and a high level of literacy.

This series of six workshops presents the essentials of professional editing. Using practical examples and sample texts, you will work through the skills you need in an increasingly globalised and outsourced publishing industry. This means you need business nous combined with technical know-how and a feel for language. Editing is a compelling and rewarding career and this is a hands-on introduction to the tricks of the trade. .....

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2014 The Art of Travel Writing

Who: Bruce Elder
When:
Saturday 3 May 2014, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

Many people return from a holiday or a journey overseas believing that what they have experienced is worth writing about. They may have written a diary or a blog which they have shared with friends and family. This course is designed to explore how those memories and jottings can be turned into articles worthy of publication and even books about the rich and unique experience of travel. The course will focus on techniques for turning memories of a journey or a holiday into entertaining and evocative prose; the importance of integrating personal experience with careful research; and the complex mechanics and deep satisfaction of seeing your travel experiences published. .....

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2014 Busting Through Writer's Block

2014 Busting Through Writer's Block

Who: Barry Divola
When:
Saturday 3 May 2014, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
There are many, many different types of writer’s block and Barry Divola is an authority on the subject because he has had most of them. Can’t get started? Can’t get finished? Stuck in the middle? Inner critic hounding you? Too many distractions? No time? Waiting for the muse to arrive? Frozen because of too many ideas? Frozen because of not enough ideas? Absolutely and utterly uninspired? Check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check and check. And that’s just ten of the little buggers. If any or all of the above have got you stalled then the good news is that we can get you revved up and on the road again. In this course we will identify the many kinds of writer’s block that afflict each of us at one time or another, then work through methods, exercises, tricks and solutions to break through the blockage and free up your creativity and productivity once again.
Food
Tea and coffee making facilities will be provided. Course participants are advised to bring their own lunch as there are no cafes within easy walking distance.
Student Requirements
Pen and paper.
About the tutor
Barry Divola
is a journalist and author. His latest book is Nineteen Seventysomething. His short stories have won the Banjo Paterson Award, the Jennifer Burbidge Award and the Margaret River Short Story Award.
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2014 Romancing the Page

2014 Romancing the Page

Who: Anne Gracie
When:
Sunday 4 May 2014, 10am-4pm PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE (as original date was scheduled for Mother’s Day).
Cost: Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

Writing romance is not a matter of simply following some formula; like all popular fiction, it must delight and surprise readers. It’s much more varied than most people realise, and accounts for a huge chunk of the international fiction market. It’s character-driven genre fiction and even adding a thread of romance to a story in another genre will extend the appeal of that book — if you do it well. .....

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2014 The Criminal Element

Who: L.A. Larkin
When:
Sunday 11 May 2014, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

The top ten living crime fiction authors have sold 450 million books and the figure just keeps rising. Even J.K. Rowling is now writing crime fiction. Do you love gritty detectives, troubled PIs and cool FBI agents, and want to write your own story?

Join author L.A. Larkin for a one-day workshop that will delve into the variety of crime/mystery novels in the market today a

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CANCELLED: 2015 HSC Last Draft Masterclass - Extension 2 Major Work

CANCELLED: 2015 HSC Last Draft Masterclass - Extension 2 Major Work

COURSE CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENTS.

Who: Anna Maria Dell’oso
When:
Sunday 17 May 2015, 10am – 4pm
Cost:
$110

Whether you are still in a bit of a Concept Crisis or boldly refining the penultimate draft of your finished Work, this one-day workshop is about last-draft writing and getting a strong well-edited manuscript ready for submission.

Limited to twelve students, the day will take a Masterclass format, consisting of a short group introduction, then each student will workshop issues in their draft with the presenter. .....

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2015 Blogging for Beginners

2015 Blogging for Beginners

SOLD OUT – Call us on 9555 9757 to go on the waitlist.

Who:Will Kostakis
When:
2 x Saturday mornings: 2 & 9 May 2015, 10:30am-1:30pm
Cost: Full Price:
$220; Member: $155; Conc Member: $130          
Level: Beginner

There are two things a writer wants: to be published, and to be read. Thanks to advances in technology, the former has become a lot easier. All you need is a blog and time to fill it. Short for web log, a blog is an online journal that allows you to share your writing, be it creative, journalistic, or simply a personal account of your life. But there’s a big difference between being published and being read .....

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2015 Lyric and Experimental Form

2015 Lyric and Experimental Form

Who: Kate Lilley
When:
Saturday 2 May 2015, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
All

This masterclass is designed for anyone interested in the exciting experimental possibilities of writing, reading and hearing lyric poetry. Why has lyric been the dominant poetic mode for so long? What are its defining characteristics and obsessions? Are there many kinds of lyrics? We will explore the enduring history of the lyric as a poetic mode devoted to forms of desire and eloquence, intersubjectivity and persuasion. We will look at some fascinating and influential examples from the Renaissance to the present, including Shakespeare’s sonnets and some contemporary versions and deformations of them as flashpoints in the literary history of gender and sexuality. The emphasis will be on the links between lyric poetry’s past and future: its transhistorical and transnational reach, sustained experimental capacity, and ability to showcase the nature of poetic thought and the full range of negative and positive feeling. Participants are invited to bring a couple of lyric poems, their own and/

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2015 Monologue Magic

2015 Monologue Magic

Who: Vanessa Bates
When:
Sunday 3 May 2015, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110           
Level:
All

This full day writing for theatre workshop sees participants work with playwright Vanessa Bates to create, write and develop their own monologue. The workshop will look generally at writing for theatre but hone in on the creation of character and voice. Vanessa will take you through several creative exercises to explore the magic of monologues. Her play The Magic Hour starring acclaimed actor Ursula Yovich is made up of a series of monologues based on fairy tales and part of the workshop will examine these monologues and look at how they were written and developed. This workshop is practical – come prepared to write, to read and to perform (a little!). Above all be prepared to enjoy yourself!
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2015 Putting Real Life on the Page

2015 Putting Real Life on the Page

Who: Matthew Condon
When:
Sunday 3 May 2015, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110          
Level:
All

In this workshop, Matthew Condon will focus on the practical side of writing non-fiction and getting students to be enthused about tackling their manuscripts. He will explain the very basic elements of structure, points of view, research, interview techniques if required, dialogue and fictional devices that can be used to enhance non-fiction. .....

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Forest for the Trees - Writers and Publishers in 2015

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT

When: Thursday 21 May, 10am – 4.30pm
Where:
Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW

Forest for the Trees is a one-day seminar looking at the current state of publishing for Australian writers.  The seminar brings together writers, publishers, marketers, and booksellers to discuss what is happening in 2015. Forest for the Trees gives an industry perspective on where the writing world is in 2015.

10.00 – 10.45am – My Path Through the Forest
A writer’s life entails much more than just getting words on the page. Bruce McCabe self-published his first novel (Skinjob) which led to an international publishing deal with Random House. He takes us through what he has learned and his plans for 2015. .....

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2016 Making a Killing: Writing Crime - limited places available!

2016 Making a Killing: Writing Crime - limited places available!

Who: Katherine Howell
When:
Sunday 1 May, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level: All

Limited places left: call to book 9555 9757

Ideal for writers who are working on or planning a crime novel, this one day workshop teaches the key elements of crime fiction—character, setting, plot, and suspense—and how to employ them in ways that keep the reader turning pages. By the day’s end participants will understand the importance of the four elements and be able to assess how well they are functioning in their own work. They will have new tools that enable them to develop and improve these elements, and will be able to produce stronger and more publishable work as a result. .....

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2016 Professional Editing

Who: Pamela Hewitt
When: 6 x Tuesday evenings: 10, 17, 24, 31 May; 7, 14 June, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost:
Full Price: $600; Member: $420; Conc. Member: $360
Level: Intermediate. This course assumes a basic knowledge of word processing and a high level of literacy.

This series of six workshops presents the essentials of professional editing. Using practical examples and sample texts, you will work through the skills you need in an increasingly globalised and outsourced publishing industry. This means you need business nous combined with technical know-how and a feel for language. Editing is a compelling and rewarding career and this is a hands-on introduction to the tricks of the trade. .....

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2016 Writing From Life - sold out!

2016 Writing From Life - sold out!

Who: Alice Pung
When:
Saturday 28 May, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
All

This course is now sold out. Please email us to put your name on the waiting list.

Writing from life is tricky – how do you transform a personal narrative (your own, or someone else’s) into something that interests other people? How do you write from life without being too insularly specific or blandly generic? What are the things you choose to hide, and the things you reveal? .....

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2016 Seminar: Collaborative Writing - Cancelled

2016 Seminar: Collaborative Writing - Cancelled

Who: Denise Tart, Jenny Crocker and Jane Richards
When:
cancelled
Cost:
Full Price: $55; Member: $40; Conc Member: $35
Level: For all writers at any stage interested in collaborative or group fiction writing.

Not every talented writer is suited to a life of solitary scribe, yet literary collaborations are still rare. One exception is the successful novel, The Painted Sky by Alice Campion (Random House 2015). Three of its five authors have created an online community dedicated to group fiction writing (groupfiction.net) and in this interactive workshop, the trio will share their secrets for collaborative success. .....

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2016 A Play in Two Days

2016 A Play in Two Days

Who: Hilary Bell
When:
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full price: $350; Member: $250; Conc Member: $210
Level: Beginner and intermediate aspiring playwrights. As we will be starting from scratch, it is preferable to come prepared to write a new play rather than work on a pre-existing idea.

Do you write for the stage? Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a refresher, in this practical course multi award-winning playwright Hilary Bell will take you through the fundamentals of playwriting. .....

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Forest for the Trees 2016

Forest for the Trees 2016

Friday 20 May, 10am – 4.30pm

Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW

Forest for the Trees is a one-day seminar looking at the current state of publishing for Australian writers.  It brings together writers, publishers, and industry representatives to discuss what is happening in 2016.

Spoken word poet and author Maxine Beneba Clarke (Foreign Soil) and crime writer Candice Fox (Hades) talk about the challenges of maintaining a career as a writer.  Publishers discuss the opportunities for international sales and authors debate the value of independent publishing platforms. .....

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What Women Want: Writing Commercial Women’s Fiction 2017

What Women Want: Writing Commercial Women’s Fiction 2017

Who: Dianne Blacklock, with guest speakers Anna Valdinger and Joel Naoum
When:
6 x Tuesday evenings: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May; 6 June 2017, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost:
Full Price: $600; Member: $420; Conc Member: $360
Level: Intermediate

What is Women’s Fiction anyway? Is it fiction written solely by women, or fiction written solely for women? Or is it so called because it’s fiction written about women? Funny, there isn’t a corresponding label for men’s fiction. Yet women could hardly be considered a sideline to the main game – they are not only the biggest readers and buyers of books, they also write more books than men. There wouldn’t be a publishing industry without women, and therefore books that speak to women are not only important but integral to the literary landscape. .....

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Introduction to Digital Marketing Essentials for Authors 2017

Introduction to Digital Marketing Essentials for Authors 2017

Who: Patrick Lenton
When:
Thursday 4 May 2017, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: Full Price:
$55; Member: $40; Conc Member: $35
Level:
emerging and established writers who are new to digital marketing, with a particular focus on digital, self published and genre authors

In the current publishing climate, knowledge of how to market and grow an online author profile is essential. This seminar will cover practical applications for authors beginning to use social media and digital marketing to sell books. .....

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Professional Editing 2017

Professional Editing 2017

Who: Pamela Hewitt
When:
6 x Wednesday evenings: 10, 17, 24, 31 May; 7, 14 June 2017, 6:30pm–9:30pm
Cost:
Full Price: $600; Member: $420; Conc. Member: $360
Level: Intermediate. This course assumes a basic knowledge of word processing and a high level of literacy.

This six-week course presents the essentials of professional editing. Using practical examples and sample texts, you will work through the skills you need in an increasingly globalised and outsourced publishing industry. This means you need business nous combined with technical know-how and a feel for language. Editing is a compelling and rewarding career and this is a hands-on introduction to the tricks of the trade. .....

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Understanding Story Structure 2017

Understanding Story Structure 2017

Who: Laurel Cohn
When:
Saturday 13 May 2017, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level: Beginner to intermediate. This course assumes you have a substantial piece of writing, or have a plan for a piece of writing that you need help structuring.

A story is like a creature. It can have a multitude of limbs and unusual features, but it needs to be able to stand on its own and deliver its creator’s intent. In order to be viable, your story needs to have healthy vital organs and a strong spine. In this workshop I introduce tools and strategies for writers to be able to check that their story has the key elements required to carry a compelling story. Being able to identify the backbone of the story is crucial to help you work out whether you have unwanted growths that need to be excised or require additional material needed for balance. Participants have the opportunity to practice the tools introduced on their own work so they can continue to use these skills as they develop their manuscript. .....

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Travel Writing 2017

Travel Writing 2017

Who: Kate J Armstrong
When:
Saturday 13 May 2017, 10am–4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level: Early/emerging writers

Participants will learn how to turn their travel adventures into engaging pieces of prose. This workshop will immerse participants in the world of travel writing, exploring the tips and tricks that travel writers use to make readers feel like they’ve been there too. Participants will find out how to

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Seminar: Nail Your Pitch 2017

Seminar: Nail Your Pitch 2017

Who: Laurel Cohn
When:
Monday 15 May 2017, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost:
Full Price: $55; Member: $40; Conc Member: $35
Level: Beginner to intermediate.

In our fast-paced world of communications dominated by headlines and key words, it’s crucial for you to understand how to pitch your project to others as concisely as possible. You may be required to give a verbal pitch as well as provide one in writing. You may be asked for a one-liner or for an extended synopsis. The key to a successful pitch is a clear and fundamental understanding of what it is you are writing and where it fits in the publishing world. .....

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Forest for the Trees - Writers & Publishing in 2017

Thursday 25 May, 10am – 4.30pm

Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW

Forest for the Trees is a one-day seminar that explores the current state of writing and publishing in Australia. It brings together writers, publishers, and industry representatives to discuss what is happening in 2017.

Michael Mohammed Ahmad, author and director of Sweatshop, the Western Sydney based literacy movement will open the discussion. International publishers will discuss opportunities for Australian authors and researchers will present the facts on book sales, readers, and the economic argument for the book industry. .....

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