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Upcoming events

    • 29 Jul 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 24 Davey Street Hobart
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    Well, there’s a dry, boring topic for a workshop. But … no! For novelist Danielle Wood, editing is one of the most creative and satisfying parts of the writing process. Editing is where you take the raw material of your first draft, and use your craft and skill to polish it up into the most beautiful version of itself. Editing is the skill that takes you from ‘you know what I mean’ to ’this is precisely what I mean’. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to put your editing queries to a writer who’s written and published in numerous genres, and pick up some handy hints and tips to make your writing shine. Please bring something to write with, something to write on, and an open mind. 'Editing is actually awesome,’ said Somebody, Once Upon a Time (okay, it was Danielle).

    • 29 Jul 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 24 Davey Street Hobart
    Register

    Well, there’s a dry, boring topic for a workshop. But … no! For novelist Danielle Wood, editing is one of the most creative and satisfying parts of the writing process. Editing is where you take the raw material of your first draft, and use your craft and skill to polish it up into the most beautiful version of itself. Editing is the skill that takes you from ‘you know what I mean’ to ’this is precisely what I mean’. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to put your editing queries to a writer who’s written and published in numerous genres, and pick up some handy hints and tips to make your writing shine. Please bring something to write with, something to write on, and an open mind. 'Editing is actually awesome,’ said Somebody, Once Upon a Time (okay, it was Danielle).

    • 19 Aug 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 24 Davey Street Hobart
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    This session is linked to the young adult, The Monster of Her Ageand the #LoveOzYA = ‘Love Australian Young Adult Literature’ movement. 

    How did this grassroots movement encouraging Aussie teens to read Australian stories take hold in 2016, and why is it important that we have a National Youth Literature in the first place?

    Topics Covered

    * What is ‘young adult literature’? Brief history globally

    * From Harry Potter to the Hunger Games – how YA took over Hollywood

    * History of Australian young adult literature

    * History of grassroots movements in an increasingly interconnected YA community – #WeNeedDiverseBooks, #OwnVoices and #LoveOzYA

    * Who cares? – delving into why it’s important any country have a national arts culture, and tell their own stories.

    * ‘Stories Raise Us’ – the collective upbringing of national story

    * ‘Stories Change Us, and We Change Society’ – if you want to see your world change, art is the answer

    * Teens to the Front’ – Aussie teens telling their own stories, and seeing themselves on the page


    • 25 Aug 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
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    What does it take to write historical fiction? Perhaps you have an idea for a novel based on true events set in the past. Or maybe there’s a particular time in history that intrigues you and you’d like to write a story based during that period. Is it a real-life historical figure who interests you? 

    Historical fiction continually captivates us. It gives us a great story while shedding light on the events, customs, people and lived experience of the past. As we read, we learn about history while being thoroughly entertained. Writing historical fiction requires research but it’s how to organise that research and how to use it, what to keep and what to leave out, that is the key.


Past events

15 Jul 2021 Endings with Danielle Wood - 15-18 year old session
15 Jul 2021 Endings with Danielle Wood - 12-14 year old time slot
1 Jul 2021 Creative Crime Writing with Tansy Rayner Roberts
17 Jun 2021 Objects of the Earth - Writing poetry inspired by the world around us with Adrienne Eberhard - 12-15 year old session
5 Jun 2021 Writing for the Paranormal and Supernatural with Eleanor Coomb - 15-18 year old time slot
5 Jun 2021 Writing for the Paranormal and Supernatural with Eleanor Coomb 12-14 year old time slot.
26 May 2021 Poetry with Sarah Day (15-18 year old only session)
6 May 2021 Constraint Based Writing with Alex McKeown - 12-14 year old time slot
28 Apr 2021 TasWriters AGM
22 Apr 2021 Intuitive Worldbuilding with Lian Tanner 12-14 year old time slot
8 Apr 2021 Intuitive Worldbuilding with Lian Tanner 15-18 year old time slot
28 Mar 2021 Introduction to Memoir Writing with Kylie Carmen-Brown
28 Mar 2021 Introduction to Memoir Writing with Kylie Carmen-Brown
25 Mar 2021 Conveying the Essence of Story with Terry Whitebeach - 15-18 year old time slot.
25 Mar 2021 Conveying the Essence of Story with Terry Whitebeach - 12-14 year old time slot.
13 Mar 2021 Nature writing - a wandering workshop workshop on kunanyi/Mt Wellington - 15-18 year old time slot.
25 Feb 2021 Worldbuilding with Cary Lenehan - 15-18 year old time slot.
25 Feb 2021 Worldbuilding with Cary Lenehan - 12-14 year old time slot.
18 Feb 2021 Nature writing - a wandering workshop on kunanyi/Mount Wellington - 12-14 year old time slot.
4 Feb 2021 Point of View with Katherine Johnson 15-18 year old time slot
4 Feb 2021 Point of View with Katherine Johnson 12-14 year old time slot
21 Jan 2021 Creating Credible Characters with Rosie Dub - 15 to 18 year old time slot
21 Jan 2021 Creating Credible Characters with Rosie Dub - 12 to 14 year old time slot
10 Jan 2021 Memoir with Kylie Carmen-Brown (online)
10 Oct 2020 Promote Your Book with Kylie Dunn (online)
3 Oct 2020 How to Make an eBook with Kylie Dunn (online)
27 Sep 2020 Working with Point of View, Perspective and Voice with Rosie Dub (Online)
26 Sep 2020 Turn Your Manuscript into a Book with Kylie Dunn (online)
23 Aug 2020 World Building: Making a World of Your Own- Cary Lenehan (online)
9 Aug 2020 Patreon for Writers - Cary Lenehan (online)
19 Jul 2020 Writing Through It - With Tara Bufton (online)
5 Jul 2020 Bringing a Story to Life: description and setting with Rosie Dub
21 Jun 2020 Time Travel: The Art of the Flashback with Rosie Dub
17 May 2020 Writing Grief and Trauma with Eliza Henry-Jones online Workshop
3 May 2020 Nature Writing with Lisa Gershwin
27 Apr 2020 Heather Rose: The Basics of Novel Writing- Online
26 Apr 2020 Writing Action with Dr. Rosie Dub Online Workshop
29 Mar 2020 Eliza Henry-Jones Workshop
21 Mar 2020 So, You want to write a Novel: Getting Started
15 Mar 2020 Writing Action with Dr. Rosie Dub
22 Feb 2020 Cameron Hindrum Workshop
2 Feb 2020 Memoir with Kylie Carmen-Brown
12 Jan 2020 Dr Robyn Rowland Workshop: Living Flames Burning Words
11 Jan 2020 Dr Robyn Rowland presentation
11 Jan 2020 Robyn Rowland two day package
3 Nov 2019 Short Order Short Fiction
22 Sep 2019 Plotting Tools and Strategies
15 Sep 2019 Parliament Gardens 15th September Free Events
14 Sep 2019 Parliament Gardens 14th September Free Events
17 May 2019 Annual General Meeting 2019
17 May 2019 2019 Tasmanian Writers Centre AGM

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