Do you find yourself craving a little creativity in your life? Turns out, engaging in creative behaviours improves brain function, mental health, and physical health.
Do you wish to improve your creative writing skills in a fun and engaging way? Join Tracy Sorensen, renowned Australian novelist, for this 2-day writing workshop which will take place over two evenings in March.
Writing Workshop Part I - 9th March 2021 - 7 PM - 9 PM
Writing Workshop Part II - 23rd March 2021 - 7 PM - 9 PM
The emphasis in the first workshop is on writing tips and hints with lots of on-the-spot writing exercises. The second workshop will focus on issues and trails raised in the first workshop, responding to participants' interests and needs.
Topics to be covered include:
- how to get the creative juices flowing
- how to write more concretely, less abstractly (when required)
- how to write in way that hooks and engages your audience
- how to write for a lay audience or one without knowledge of your area of expertise
- using narrative techniques to create a page-turner
- whatever else you may be mulling over!
The writing workshops will take place from 7pm to 9pm, with the option of spill over time up to 9.45pm for those who wish to keep chatting. While the workshops will work best if there is a core of active and vocal participants, it's also okay to simply "lurk" for some (or all!) of the time if you need to eat dinner or deal with other commitments. This is a fun, friendly, zero-stakes workshop! Suggested reading (optional): The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron, Pan, 1995 (never out of print; new editions available).
Workshop presenter Tracy Sorensen has a background in journalism and video script writing as well as creative writing. Her novel, The Lucky Galah (Picador 2018), was long-listed for the 2019 Miles Franklin award. She was the 2020 Judy Harris Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre at Sydney University.
Participants should be able to leave this writing workshop with inspiration as well as concrete skills for beginning and completing their own creative writing projects.
Who should enrol?
Anyone interested in improving their creative writing skills is welcome to enrol.
Made possible by the Vet Cookbook
This course has been delivered by the CVE in collaboration with the Vet Cookbook committee. We were able to keep the registration fees low are the course is partially funded by proceeds from a collegial collaboration — the Vet Cookbook.
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Academic, Recent Graduate, Nurse, and Student members.