Join a group of fellow fiction writers in the beautiful setting of the Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre as we look at ways of lifting our short stories to another level by considering examples of great and not so great literature. Examples will be critiqued and participants are encouraged to bring samples of their work for assessment within the frame of a 3-hour workshop. We will also consider relevant comments by respected editors and literary judges on what constitutes publishable or award-winning fiction. The aim is to learn how to become more successful writers, and to have fun while doing so!
Shane McCauley is a graduate of both the University of Western Australia and Sydney He has been a TAFE/University lecturer since the mid 1970’s, and has had eight books of poetry published. Most recently, he has published Ghost Catcher (Studio Press 2012), The Drunken Elk (Sunline Press 2010) and Trickster (Walleah Press 2015). He has had over 1300 poems published in Australian and overseas journals. He has won many major literary awards, including the Tom Collins Poetry Prize, the Poetry Australia Bicentennial Poetry Award and the Max Harris Poetry Award. Recently he has been awarded first prize in the Poetry d’Amour Award, Glen Phillips Poetry Prize (PCWC), Patron’s Prize (PCWC) and Peter Cowan Writers Centre Anniversary Prize. He conducts a fortnightly poetry workshop for the OOTA Writers Group at the Fremantle Arts Centre.
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