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Writing Beautiful Sentences

Writing Beautiful Sentences

Who: Inga Simpson
When:
Saturday 25 November, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
All

This full-day interactive workshop with Inga Simpson explores a range of techniques for making your sentences more beautiful.

Through a combination of tuition, examples and practical exercises you’ll learn how to pare back sentences to their most essential form, wield commas and semi-colons, dig deeper for that perfect image, craft descriptions that climb off the page, and make every sentence tell a story. You’ll gain more control of your sentences, a stronger sense of when to employ power, and when to exercise subtlety.

Exercises include a live onscreen sentence-editing session. Participants are asked to bring along one beautiful sentence from a writer you admire for analysis, and one of your own for workshopping.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to make plain sentences into beautiful ones
  • Develop your descriptive writing skills
  • Understand technical details of sentence construction, such as punctuation

Participant Requirements
Pen and paper

About the tutor
Inga Simpson
is the author of Where the Trees Were, Nest and Mr Wigg. Nest was longlisted for the Stella Prize and Miles Franklin Literary Award, and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal. She is also the winner of the 2012 Eric Rolls Nature Writing Prize. Inga has a PhD in creative writing from the Queensland University of Technology and has recently completed a PhD in English Literature at the University of Queensland, looking at the history of Australian nature writing and its potential as an environmental strategy.

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