You know the feeling when you open a book or start a short story and are instantly taken in by the voice? Something about the narration jumps out at you from the page. It’s the elusive ‘know it when you see it’ that's the hallmark of a story well told. In this 6-part workshop, held online over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings, you'll engage with voice, character and point of view, through a series of readings, mini-lectures and interactive workshopping. Bring something you’re already working on, or develop a piece as you go through a series of exercises.
Wherever you are in your writing journey, this workshop - and the ability to bounce around ideas with a friendly crowd - will help you take it to the next level. A cosy and satisfying way to stay creative and connected this winter.
Sessions run online as a live classroom, 7-8:30pm July 22nd through to August 26th.
Illustration credit: Grant Snider for NY Times Book Review
Hayley Scrivenor is a writer, academic and former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival, which runs in November every year on the South Coast of NSW. Hayley’s fiction and non-fiction has appeared in TEXT, Seizure Online, SCUM, Mascara Literary Review, Phantasmagoria Magazine, SWAMP and Verity La and she was shortlisted for the Overland Story Wine prize. She was awarded the 2019 Ray Koppe/ASA Fellowship for her novel-in-progress The Push Back, about a young girl who goes missing from a small country town. In March 2020, this manuscript was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize.