The Art of Story - with Arnold Zable

Writers' Centre Event

The Art of Story -  with Arnold Zable
Sat, 29/03/2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
$88 members, $120 non-members

Meeting Room, Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart or phone 6224 0029

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Mon, 24/03/2020

First there is the story, or idea for a story, whether imagined or from real life. Then there is the critical question – what is the best way to tell it? As fiction or non-fiction? Novel or memoir, short story or feature? As a writer who has published extensively in these varied genres, Arnold Zable will discuss techniques that can be applied to both, and techniques they share in common. There are also hybrids that cross the boundaries in daring and imaginative ways. At the heart of good writing, whatever the genre, is the art of imagination, scene construction, and writing creatively about place, character and interior lives. The workshop will include writing exercises on character, place, structure, and other crucial aspects of the craft, and will explore the most imaginative and engaging ways to write the stories you have always wanted to write.

Arnold Zable is an acclaimed writer, novelist, educator, and one of Australia’s most loved storytellers. His award-winning books include the memoirs Jewels and Ashes and The Fig Tree, and the bestselling novels Café Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven and Sea of Many Returns. His most recent book, Violin Lessons, is a collection of stories, which take the reader on an intimate journey into the lives of people he has met on travels over the last forty years. He is the author of numerous stories, essays and features, and works for theatre. Zable has conducted numerous writing workshops throughout Australia and overseas, and lectured extensively on creative writing and the art of story. He is a human rights advocate, the immediate past president of International PEN, Melbourne and has a doctorate in creative arts, Melbourne University, where he is currently a Vice Chancellor’s fellow.