Long Works Masterclass: fiction or memoir, with Robyn Friend - Monthly course 2012, Launceston 


Writers' Centre Event

Thu, 08/03/2020 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
$550 for Writers' Centre members. Limited to ten places. A deposit of $100 will secure your place, with the balance payable before 20 February.
Region: 
North
Venue: 
Launceston College, Patterson Street, Launceston.


Bookings: Email admin@tasmanianwriters.org to make a booking. Your place must be secured by paying a deposit or the full course fee.
Tax deductible: Remember that if you have any income from writing, you can claim the course fee as a tax deduction. Ask the Writers' Centre for a receipt. 
admin@tasmanianwriters.org or phone 6224 0029

Book by Date: 
Tue, 28/02/2020

2.75 hours x 9 sessions plus on-going online support
6.30pm – 9.15pm, Thursdays: 8 March, 12 April, 10 May, 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November.
Venue: Launceston College, Patterson Street, Launceston.

Cost: $550 for Writers' Centre members. Limited to ten places. A deposit of $100 will secure your place, with the balance payable before 20 February.

There are as many ways of working as there are writers, so each writer will be encouraged to discover and pursue his/her own process. However, certain basics apply:

· creative thinking and the development of ideas

· defining the why, what, for whom and how

· imaginative or self material and/or blurring the lines

· the map and the architecture – structure and plot

· narrative decisions – voice, point of view, time and place

· creating characters – the dialogue and the interrogation

· descriptive prose – atmosphere, mood and memory

· style - building tension, adding depth, understanding rhythm and pace

· reviewing the work, polishing and self editing

· writing submissions and approaching agents and publishers
These will be covered in depth and within the context of each individual’s work.

Requirements: commitment to a writing project as an idea or to a work in progress, reasonable written English skills, an email address and a word processing program.

Robyn Friend is a highly respected Tasmanian oral historian and creative writing teacher. She has written biography, oral history, reviews, essays, poetry and two novels. Her books include Eva (1985), Fancy Seeing You Here (1989), We Who Are Not Here – Aboriginal people of the Huon and Channel Today (1992) and The Butterfly Stalker. In 2002, she spent time in India as part of a writer’s residency funded by Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council. Robyn is a skilled teacher and mentor with many years’ experience, and her past students include successful published and prize-winning writers.