Courses

Crafting Arts Criticism

Crafting Arts Criticism

Who: Anwen Crawford
When:
Saturday 24 June, 10am–4pm
Cost: Full price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level: Beginner/Emerging

They say that everyone’s a critic, but what kind of skills does it take to write arts criticism? What separates a lively and effective piece of criticism from an ineffective one? 

In this workshop we’ll look at examples of published arts criticism, and also at students’ work-in-progress

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Turning a Good Idea into a Powerful Story - SOLD OUT!

Turning a Good Idea into a Powerful Story - SOLD OUT!

This course is now sold out. Please email us your name and phone number and we will add you to the waiting list.

Who: Anna Krien
When:
Saturday 24 June, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
Aimed at early and emerging writers, this workshop gives a comprehensive introduction to the art of non-fiction writing.

This is a rare opportunity to work with Anna Krien, one of Australia’s most respected non-fiction writers. From the fundamentals such as how to identify an original and compelling angle, development, research and interview techniques through to the craft of writing itself, you will emerge from this workshop with the necessary tools to tell your true story. You’ll learn the essentials of feature and long-form journalism, and explore its many guises from reportage to profile writing and memoir. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their own writing through various non-fiction techniques and exercises. .....

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Open House with Pantera Press - SOLD OUT!

Open House with Pantera Press - SOLD OUT!

Friday 30 June, 9:30am – 3:15pm
NSW Writers Centre, Callan Park, Rozelle

This opportunity is open to Centre members only.
$45 members / $35 concession members
Phone bookings only – call (02) 9555 9757

 

How does a publishing house work?  Ever wondered how a publisher decides whether or not to commission a work? Interested in getting feedback on your submission?

On Friday 30 June, Pantera Press, a boutique Australian publishing house with a focus on finding and developing the next

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Writing Memoir: Advanced - SOLD OUT!

Writing Memoir: Advanced - SOLD OUT!

This course is now sold out. Please email us your name and phone number and we will add you to the waiting list.

Who: Patti Miller
When:
8 x Thursday mornings: 6, 13, 20, 27 July; 3, 10, 17, 24 August, 10am–1pm
Cost: Full price:
$800; Member: $560; Conc Member: $480
Level:
Advanced

This is an advanced memoir course for those who want to write more than a record or a history, for those who are ready for a creative journey.  This course will refresh the technique of writing from original memory and creating the texture of lived experience on the page, and will explore narrating voice, storytelling and narrative pacing and structure. There will be a special trouble-shooting section on the problems in finding form – an invaluable insight into the structural pitfalls that can await the memoirist – based on Patti’s work critiquing hundreds of manuscripts. .....

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Poetry Feedback Intensive – Online

Poetry Feedback Intensive – Online

Who: Mark O’Flynn
When:
23 July to 6 December, online
Cost:
Full Price: $315; Member: $260; Conc Member: $245
Level:
Emerging writers

You’ve written some poems – maybe you’ve even got a stack of drafts sitting in a drawer. You know they could be better, but you’re not quite sure how. Sound like you? No matter what stage you’re at in your writing development, feedback can take your writing to the next level by providing valuable insight into your own work and sharpening your editing skills and critical eye. .....

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Short Story Feedback Intensive – Online – SOLD OUT

Short Story Feedback Intensive – Online – SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT – Email us to go on the waitlist

Who: Felicity Castagna
When:
23 July to 6 December, online
Cost:
Full Price: $315; Member: $260; Conc Member: $245
Level:
Emerging writers

You’ve written some short stories – maybe you’ve even got a stack of drafts sitting in a drawer. You know they could be better, but you’re not quite sure how. Sound like you? No matter what stage you’re at in your writing development, feedback can take your writing to the next level by providing valuable insight into your own work and sharpening your editing skills and critical eye. .....

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Writing the Body

Writing the Body

Who: Leah Kaminsky
When:
Sunday 23 July, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
Early/emerging

The body has always been a rich source of inspiration for writers. In this workshop with author Leah Kaminsky, you’ll draw on powerful texts and exercises to help give voice to your own physical experience and explore how stories of the body can be used as a powerful tool for both healing and creativity.

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The Short Story: As Long as a Piece of String

The Short Story: As Long as a Piece of String

Who: Kerryn Goldsworthy
When:
Sunday 30 July, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
Beginner/Intermediate

A short story is like a halfway point between a poem and a novel. This is true not only in terms of its length, but also in terms of its subject matter, content and writing technique. There are topics to explore and tales to tell that are best suited to the form of the short story – ones t

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The Mindful Writer

The Mindful Writer

Who: Walter Mason
When:
4 x Tuesday evenings: 1, 8, 15, 22 August, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: Full Price:
$440; Member: $310; Conc Member: $265
Level: All levels

Join Walter Mason as he combines the insights of meditation and mindfulness with the joy of creative writing. Diaries, poetry, fiction, memoir, essays – all can be approached from a place of profound stillness and great wisdom.  Go deep within to unleash your amazing capacity for story.

Over four weeks, you will learn meditation, meaningful ritual and active forms of mindfulness to enrich your writing. These new and powerful techniques will enable you to more fully comprehend and access your creative possibilities. You will also learn to sustain your writing practice beyond the course. .....

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The Guts and Glory of Indie Comics

The Guts and Glory of Indie Comics

Who: Fionn McCabe & Ben Juers
When:
Saturday 5 August, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
Early and emerging writers/cartoonists will benefit most, though cartoonists that are familiar with the material may enjoy and benefit from this as well.

Learn or expand your understanding of making and reading indie and alternative comics. We’ll start by discussing and deconstructing particularly innovative works.

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A Leaf that Tells a Tree: Writing Poetry

A Leaf that Tells a Tree: Writing Poetry

With: Mark Tredinnick
When
: 6 x Monday evenings: 14, 21, 28 August; 4, 11, 18 September*, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost:
Full Price: $600; Member: $420; Conc Member: $360
Level:
All
*Please note, these courses dates have been changed since their original publication.

Poems—such small things, like birds and bombs and epiphanies—are a lot bigger than they seem; they go off! They make more noise (not to mention mess and beauty and love and other kinds of useful damage) and they travel farther than seems possible. A poem, if it’s any good, is much longer and wilder on the inside than the out. .....

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