Meet Sean Williams!

    Learn the commandments of writing everything from haiku to international bestsellers with Sean Williams, 2016 ACT Writer-in-Residence.

  • Where: Members Dining Room 3, Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace Parkes ACT 2600
  • When: Thursday 29th September  4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Cost: Free

  • Bookings here.

    The residency is a special initiative of the ACT Writers Centre in collaboration with the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, and is funded by artsACT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Holiday Program

Events & Workshops

Descriptions that Delight with Cate Whittle

10am-4pm Saturday 8 October

Purple prose is to avoided at all costs; but how do you get your writing to be powerful, descriptive and telling your story? Join Cate Whittle as she guides you through the process of bringing writing to life without delving into clichés. 

Cate Whittle's characters have come to life in stories that have won prizes and been shortlisted in competitions, including the Terry Pratchett Prize in 2013 and have been published in various different magazines and anthologies since 2002. Her full length, illustrated children’s book series featuring the dragon Trouble is published by Omnibus.

To Plot or Not to Plot with Cate Whittle

10am-4pm Sunday 9 October

The workshop will consider how well-known writers work and plot their novels, before starting to identify the different types of plotting and how each type can help you tell the story you want to tell

Cate Whittle's characters have come to life in stories that have won prizes and been shortlisted in competitions, including the Terry Pratchett Prize in 2013 and have been published in various different magazines and anthologies since 2002. Her full length, illustrated children’s book series featuring the dragon Trouble is published by Omnibus.

Research for the Storyteller with J.T. Clay

10am-1pm Saturday 22 October

You will leave this workshop with a list of research questions, tools and resources, a specific plan for your project and a writing sample that shows just how easy it is to write good fiction using research.

J.T. Clay holds two degrees and has spent the last fifteen years using her research and writing skills in professional roles. Her first book, A Single Girl's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, involved more research than she expected. Her second, a historical fiction novel, attracted government arts funding based on its study requirements.


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