ACT Writing and Publishing Awards 2015

    Applications for Poetry Masterclass Intensive with Jen Webb are now open.

    This bespoke poetry masterclass intensive, taken by well-known poet and scholar, Jen Webb, is for eight poets only, providing intimacy and focussed attention for your work across the weekend.

    This opportunity is run in partnership with Australian Poetry, and funded by the ACT Arts Fund.

    Applications will close on May 21. For more information about the program, and details on how to apply, click here.



Events & Workshops

Structural Editing for Nonfiction with Pippa Carron

10am-4pm Saturday 11 June

With hands-on exercises, this class will look at everything to do with structure, from applying a handy generic macro-structure, to identifying the most appropriate logical flow of information at chapter and section level; from resolving matrix problems and issues arising from lack of parallel construction to helping your reader with sentence-level signposts.

Dr Pippa Carron is a freelance nonfiction writer, editor, trainer, facilitator and consultant. She currently works for a range government and private sector clients, delivering training courses in writing skills and providing high-level writing and editing services.

A Raft of Drafts with Lizz Murphy

10:30am-1pm every Saturday from 11 June-2 July
(11, 18 & 25 June; 2 July)

A Raft of Drafts is a series of four workshopping sessions guided by published poet Lizz Murphy, suitable for new and developing writers with a small folio of poems in progress. Lizz will help you develop your self/critiquing, drafting and editing skills with the aim of advancing or even finalising some of those poems. Includes feedback, advice on related issues and writing exercises.

Lizz Murphy is an award-winning poet who has published 12 books of different kinds.

Advanced Creative Writing with Jenny Bond

10am-1pm on Sundays from June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10

Advanced Creative Writing is designed for those that have begun a piece of fiction and are keen to take their writing to the next step, completing their first draft.

During the course, technical aspects of fiction writing will be studied and put into practice in an encouraging, collaborative and nurturing environment.

Jenny Bond is an ex English teacher and now an active author of historical fiction, who is currently completing her fourth novel.

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