Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Summer Creative Writing Course, Jan 2013



CRAFTING THE SHORT STORY

A SHORT COURSE FOR TEENS 12+

A  short story is something glimpsed from the corner of the eye, in passing.
 - V. S Pritchett'

January – 14, 15 and 19, 2013
Castlemaine Continuing Education

The purpose of this workshop is to take the short story from concept to creation! Participants will plan, write and edit their short story with the end-view of submitting it for prizes (such as The John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers) or publication (be it in a zine, magazine or online.) 

For the first two sessions we will explore:

  • Collecting ideas, using personal experience as a starting point
  • Finding stories in unusual sources
  • Inspiration and examples 
  • Discussion of what makes a short story ‘work’
  • Exploring the basics of structure, genre, character development, plot and pacing

Session three will be a salon. Participants will read out their edited stories and eat cake.

All classes at Castlemaine Continuing Education Inc. The cost for all three sessions is $50.

30 Templeton Street  Castlemaine VIC 3450
(03) 5472 3299

For bookings and enquires please call: (03) 5472 3299


Simmone Howell is the author of Notes from the Teenage Underground, Everything Beautiful and the forthcoming Girl Defective (March 2013). She started off writing short stories, and still loves the form. 
Find her at: www.simmonehowell.com

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