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Editing and Revising Short Stories with Brooke Dunnell (ERBD2) Sunday 20th August 2017

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Sunday 20th August 2017 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm

KILL YOUR DARLING!

We mean your manuscripts of course – editing is about ruthless cutting and revision.

In this workshop published Author Brooke Dunnell will cover the elements to consider, and tips on how to edit and revise so as to make your short stories more captivating to your readers.

 

 

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquiries.

 

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the Map to Venue.

 

Writing About The Past: Historical Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Family History And Other Genres with Ian Reid (HFIR1) Saturday 5th August 2017

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Do you have a compelling family story to tell? Do you need help constructing a novel based on your family history? Perhaps delve into the past history of a place that you hold dear?
Join award-winning WA Author Ian Reid as he deconstructs how to write: Historical Fiction, Biography, Memoir and Family History.

This practical interactive session is intended for beginners and experienced writers alike.

 

What you will learn:

* How to construct a great piece of writing – focusing on memoir and family history.
* What principles apply to your writing regardless of its genre or mix of genres?
* What should your project’s starting-point be, and how do you develop the initial idea?
* What kinds of research will you need to undertake?

At PCWC we meet so many great people who are trying to write about their family history.
Do not miss this rare opportunity to get your piece of literature off the ground!

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquiries.

 

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends. Please click the Map to Venue.

A World of Poetry: Making Your Own with Sanna Peden (MWSP2) Saturday 8th July 2017

photo2Have you ever wanted to write poetry that creates a whole new world of its own? This workshop covers aspects such as setting and character and how to use these to create evocative worlds in verse.

 

The workshop includes writing prompts and exercises suitable for novice and established poets, as well as everyone in-between.

 

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

 

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends. Please click the Map to Venue.

 

 

 

 

Devising Credible Plots and Characters with John Harman (CWJH1) Saturday 24th June 2017

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Do you want to create an exhilarating read that comes across as being credible? Come along to this workshop with John Harman who will show you how to create convincing plots and characters. 
John Harman is a published novelist with over forty-five years’ experience of writing for a living. He has written across many different types of medium, including fast-paced thrillers, television scripts and film documentaries.

All John’s workshops focus on technique, with plenty of handouts and writing exercises for participants.

He uses story-telling examples from popular novels and movies. His courses focus on the practical – on the proven techniques of story construction using examples from published authors.

 

 

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

 

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends. Please click the Map to Venue.

 

 

Point of View in Prose with Brooke Dunnell (PVBD1) Saturday 10th June 2017

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Come and join Brooke Dunnell and learn the effects of different points of view (first, second and third person) so that you can make the most of each option and tell a great story that will captivate your reader.

Different points of view allow for different insights into characters, their minds and their words. With the aid of published examples and short exercises, this workshop will cover the effects of different points of view (first, second and third person) and related techniques. Attendees will learn how to choose the perspective that is right for their story and how to make the most of point of view in their fiction.

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

 

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends. Please click the Map to Venue.

 

 

Fantasy and Speculative Fiction with Liana Joy Christensen (FWLJC1) Saturday 27th May 2017

photo2“What if?” and “Why?” are perennial questions. The writer can chose to explore responses to those questions in a number of different ways. Fantasy and speculative fiction are particularly valuable genres because they allow the writer to slip the moorings of the “real” and set sail into the realm of the imagination. This type of writing may be free, but it is far from chaotic. In order to carry a reader on the journey certain skills and techniques are needed, above and beyond the general requirements of good writing. This workshop examines some highly successful examples of both short and long form fantasy and speculative fiction in order to illuminate some of those skills and techniques. There will be several short writing exercises to allow participants to devise generative “What if?” questions and begin to stock their imaginative writing toolkit. The workshop is suitable for the simply curious as well as people who are already engaged in writing fantasy/speculative fiction works.

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

 

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends. Please click the ECU map.

 

 

Creating Your Premise: How To Engage Your Reader with Rosanne Dingli (CPRD1) Saturday 13th May 2017

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In a step further – for the writer who already understands some creative processes – Rosanne Dingli now proposes a look into construction of meaningful premise.

The premise is the process of establishing the foundation of a story. It’s the central idea that holds the essence of a story’s structure and drives the actions of the characters within the plot, so as to grab the attention of the reader.

This is for writers who want to dare to write fiction that is more than simple entertainment; that goes beyond general storytelling, fiction that engages with provocative glimpses into the complexities of the human condition.

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquiries.

 

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

 

 

 

 

Celebrating the Poetry of Bob Dylan and other Contemporary Poets with Sanna Peden (CPSP1) Saturday 6th May 2017

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Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances this workshop has had to be rescheduled to a later date which will be in July.   Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

Dylan has leaned on the power of poetry to such an extent, that in 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

As spaces are still available come and join Sanna Peden this Saturday afternoon in a workshop where you too will learn the impact of poetry in all its forms. Acquire the skills needed so as to craft your words to achieve a profound effect on the reader.

You will be reflecting on Bob Dylan and other poets as a prompt to awaken your inner senses.

Like Shakespeare, Milton, Keats, Tennyson and Dylan you too will be able to employ the power of poetry as a form of self-expression, deeper meaning and significance.

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

 

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

Writing Powerful Poetry with Jackson (WPPJ1) Saturday 22nd April 2017

Jackson pic 26-11-2014Learn how to express emotions in your poems. See how great poets manipulate words to make magic and mystery. Find out how form creates feeling. We’ll read and discuss a selection of published poems, and get inspired to write your own. Whether you’re a curious beginner or already well-versed, you’re sure to have fun. Don’t forget your writing materials!

 

 

 

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

To join via Skype

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.

Science Fiction Writing with Shane McCauley (SFSM1) Saturday 8th April 2017

Poet Shane McCauley
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The aim of this workshop is to develop a sense of your own voice and style as a writer of fiction.

This is an opportunity to explore the very nature of story-telling, from pre-historic origins through myth and legend, fairytale and anecdote, fable and modern realism.

Both the theory and practice of short fiction writing will be considered in various ways, though the emphasis will be placed on honing skills through many practical and entertaining exercises. Individual feedback will be given, as well as periodic critiquing of stories by the group as a whole.

The workshop will focus on the traditional ingredients of the story, such as methods of characterisation, plotting (or not!), establishing point of view, creating setting and atmosphere. Key techniques such as writing dialogue, when, how and why to begin and end stories will also be practised. Considerable time will be allocated to the all-important area of editing and re-drafting.

Generating ideas will be another topic of investigation, and the sometimes tricky business of the borders between truth and fiction will be examined. By the end of this workshop, it is hoped that participants will be writing stories confidently and submitting them successfully to literary and other journals and to the many story competitions on offer in Australia and elsewhere.

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

To join via Skype

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.