Courses

2011 Writing Graphic Novels

Who: Chewie Chan
When: Saturday 10 December 2011, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$150; Member Price: $105; Conc Member: $90
Code:
11CHAN12

Fascinated by the interplay between words and images? Whether you want to write comic books, illustrated texts or just play with the possibilities of combining text and pictures, this course will help you explore the challenges and rewards of writing graphic novels.

From Julian Shaw’s movie-in-book-form, Modern Odysseus, to Shaun Tan’s illustrated collection Tales from Outer Suburbia to Neil Gaiman’s  comic book novels, the graphic novel is an innovative medium that has been recognized by the Pulitzer Prize, the Guardian Award and critics worldwide. .....

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2012 Blogging for Beginners

Who: Angela Meyer
When: Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March 2012-10:30am-1:30pm

Where: Leichhardt Library, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW

Cost: Full Price $180; Member $125; Conc Member $110
Code: 12MEYE3

You want to start a blog but you’re really not sure where to begin. It could be for business, pleasure, criticism, charity, or to build a profile or portfolio. Which platform will you use? How do you make it look good? Should you have a topic or theme, or just dive in? Will you allow comments? .....

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2012 Emerging Writers' Festival Roadshow - Sold Out!

SOLD OUT!

When: Saturday 3 November 2012, 10am – 6pm
Full Price
 $80; Member Price $55; Concession Member Price $45

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is back at the NSW Writers’ Centre, presenting the best of their annual ten-day festival in a special one-day event.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival Roadshow program includes a series of panels and discussions about writing, writers and literary life; practical sessions such as The Pitch – offering no-holds-barred advice on the art of pitching your writing to editors, publishers and agents; the much-loved Creative Writing Bootcamp; and Living Library. .....

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2012 Blogging for Beginners SOLD OUT

To join a waiting list for this popular course please email us.

Who: William Kostakis
When: 2 x Saturday mornings: 14 July & 21 July 2012, 10:30am-1:30pm
Full price:
$200; Member: $140; Conc Member: $120

This bloggers workshop will translate the jargon (‘Web 2.0’ anybody?) into English you can understand, and demonstrate just how easy it is to set up and maintain a blog. But it isn’t just theoretical – award-winning author, journalist and blogger William Kostakis will guide you through practical exercises in constructing posts that will attract and engage an audience.  Learn about the alternative blogging tools available online, search engine optimisation, how to build an audience and how to write for the Web. .....

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2012 Graphic Storytelling: Writing with Pictures and Drawing with Words

Who: Pat Grant
When: Sunday 2 & Sunday 9 September 2012, 10am – 4pm NEW DATES
Full price:
$320; Member: $225; Conc Member: $190

Sometimes it feels like the ability to sling a decent sentence isn’t quite enough for a writer in the modern world. The literary landscape is now littered with screens, windows and graphic interfaces, and there is more and more demand for those of us that call themselves writers to also become image-makers. Writers who can incorporate visual communication techniques into their storytelling have a trump card in their pocket. .....

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2012 Blogging for Beginners

SOLD OUT

Who: William Kostakis
When: 2 x Saturday mornings: 6 October & 13 October 2012, 10:30am-1:30pm
Full price:
$200; Member: $140; Conc Member: $120

This bloggers workshop will translate the jargon (‘Web 2.0’ anybody?) into English you can understand, and demonstrate just how easy it is to set up and maintain a blog. But it isn’t just theoretical – award-winning author, journalist and blogger William Kostakis will guide you through practical exercises in constructing posts that will attract and engage an audience.  Learn about the alternative blogging tools available online, search engine optimisation, how to build an audience and how to write for the Web. .....

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2012 Blogging for Beginners NEW SESSION JUST ANNOUNCED!

Who: William Kostakis
When: 2 x Saturday mornings: 6 October & 13 October 2012, 10:30am-1:30pm
Full price:
$200; Member: $140; Conc Member: $120

This bloggers workshop will translate the jargon (‘Web 2.0’ anybody?) into English you can understand, and demonstrate just how easy it is to set up and maintain a blog. But it isn’t just theoretical – award-winning author, journalist and blogger William Kostakis will guide you through practical exercises in constructing posts that will attract and engage an audience.  Learn about the alternative blogging tools available online, search engine optimisation, how to build an audience and how to write for the Web. .....

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2013 Blogging for Beginners

SOLD OUT
To join a waiting list please email us.

Who: Angela Meyer
When:
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April 2013, 10:30am-1:30pm
Cost: Full price:
$200; Member: $140; Conc Member: $120

You want to start a blog but you’re really not sure where to begin. It could be for business, pleasure, criticism, charity, or to build a profile or portfolio. Which platform will you use? How do you make it look good? Should you have a topic or theme, or just dive in? Will you allow comments? .....

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2013 Seminar: Crowdfund It!

Who: Anna Maguire
When:
Thursday 11 April 2013, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost:
Full Price: $50; Member: $35; Conc Member: $30

Over the last few years the number of authors choosing to self-publish has grown. To produce a professional book authors need to incur costs for editing, cover design, book design, printing, ebook conversions and marketing. These costs can add up and it is hard to invest in your title upfront.

There are hotly-contested grants available to writers but some have looked to crowdfunding to help them attain their dream of publishing their own book. .....

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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 Ebooks for Beginners

SOLD OUT
Please email to go on the waiting list.

Who: Emily Craven
When:
Sunday 14 July 2013, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

Trying to get a handle on the E-Book Revolution? This workshop is for writers who wish to understand how changes in publishing can benefit them. It covers opportunities for authors in this e-book revolution and how they can leverage technology to their advantage to increase their connection with readers and build a following. .....

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