VANESSA KIRKPATRICK: INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP 2016

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

This five-week course is an introduction to key elements of creative writing. In a small supportive group participants will generate material through on-the-spot writing exercises, and will be offered strategies for developing a regular writing practice.

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Led by Vanessa Kirkpatrick participants will focus on a new topic each week, through discussion as well as through on-the-spot writing exercises, and consider key elements of creative writing including writing descriptions of place and people, dialogue, and point of view.

The course is aimed at people who have had an interest in creative writing and would like to explore it further as well as those who have previously done some writing but would like to be kick-started in developing a regular writing practice. Participants will generate new material that they can develop further in their own time.

The final session on 30 October will end with a reading session, from 4pm until 5.30, in which participants will have an opportunity to read from work they have developed during the course (if they would like to do so).

Vanessa Kirkpatrick is a published poet and writer and an experienced workshop facilitator and creative writing mentor. Vanessa holds a teaching qualification, as well as a PhD in English Literature from the University of Sydney. Her first poetry collection, To Catch the Light, won the inaugural John Knight Memorial Poetry Manuscript Prize and was Commended for the 2013 Anne Elder Award.

TIME:       2.00PM – 4.00PM 
DATES:     SUNDAY 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 October 
PLACE:     VARUNA, THE NATIONAL WRITERS HOUSE, 141 CASCADE STREET, KATOOMBA
COST:       $125 (full price) / $100 (concession)

Bookings & Further Information

For further information or to reserve your place in the Vanessa Kirkpatrick Introduction to Creative Writing Workshop please contact Vera Costello at Varuna by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 02 4782 5674 (Mon, Tues or Thurs) then download a booking form and send it to Varuna with payment: Varuna the National Writers House, PO Box 907, Katoomba NSW 2780. Places are limited to 10. Bookings are on a first come first served basis.