Fiction: The basics
with Cate Kennedy
In this one-day workshop covering character, voice, narrative structure, dialogue and metaphor, participants will be encouraged to discuss and explore some of the vital elements of fiction writing. With tips for finding and developing your story's heart, techniques for avoiding dead ends and wrong turns, and revitalising pieces you're stuck on, participants will come away with renewed energy for their work, specific tools to readdress their own weak spots, and fresh enthusiasm to get back to the desk.
The course includes:
• A full day of intensive tuition from Cate Kennedy
• Lunch and regular tea and coffee breaks
• A special discount on all books purchased at Readings – the official bookseller for the Academy
About the Course Director
Cate Kennedy is an award-winning writer whose work has been published in Australia and internationally for some years. She was editor of the 2010 and 2011 editions of Best Australian Stories and has worked as a judge, mentor and tutor for over a decade, particularly in the field of short fiction. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed collection Dark Roots (2006), the novel The World Beneath (2009) and three poetry collections, the most recent of which was awarded the Victorian Premier's Award for Poetry. She has a new collection coming out in November 2012.
Please note in the event of unforeseen circumstances, courses - including tutors and venues - may be subject to cancellation or change.