19 & 20 November, 2018. 9.30 – 5.30.
Swinburne University of Technology,
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Tuition: $650 AUD.
Manuscript deadline: 8 November 2018.
Claire Keegan, internationally acclaimed author and teacher of creative writing, will direct a 2 day prose-writing workshop. This weekend will concentrate on works-in-progress submitted by the participants. Manuscripts (novel excerpt or short story of up to 3,000 words) are due on or before November 8, distributed to every participant, and read with care by all. Keegan will spend between 3-5 hours on each text before the workshop begins, and will then examine and discuss every text with the group. Discussion will include the structure of a narrative, paragraph structure, tension versus drama, melodrama, statement, description, suggestion, conflict, character, humor, point of view, place and time. The aim, always, is to help each author with the next draft. The workshops will be of particular interest to those who write, teach, read or edit fiction or non-fiction — but anyone with an interest in how prose works, improving their prose and/or helping others to do so, is welcome to attend. While most participants like to submit a manuscript, this is not a requirement.