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So You Want to Write: An Introduction to Creative Writing with Josephine Taylor

Saturday 3rd November 10am-12pm

Have you always wanted to write, but don’t know how to start? Started to write, but become completely lost? Join experienced facilitator Josephine Taylor in a workshop that will introduce you to different forms of creative writing – fiction, creative non-fiction, life writing and poetry. Through examples and fun activities, participants will be introduced to writing techniques that will provide the confidence to continue writing well beyond this workshop!

 

Josephine Taylor

Josephine Taylor is a writer and freelance editor, an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, and an Editorial Board member of Margaret River Press. She is also Associate Editor at Westerly Magazine, where she reviews and edits creative and scholarly writing. Her work has been anthologised and has appeared in diverse publications, including Australian Book Review, Axon and Southerly. Josephine regularly presents and facilitates in the areas of creative writing and Australian fiction. She is passionate about literature and creativity – and she loves teaching!

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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.

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Pathways to Publication

Saturday 17th November 2pm-4pm

With many pathways to publication it’s especially important to find what works for you! Join Hannah and Josephine to learn about publication opportunities for your writing, including competitions, large and small; online publications; genre and literary journals; independent publishing houses; and larger commercial publishers. This is a workshop that welcomes all styles of writing for advice and information shared in a non-threatening environment, especially suited to early-career writers.

 

Josephine Taylor

Josephine Taylor is a writer and freelance editor, an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, and an Editorial Board member of Margaret River Press. She is also Associate Editor at Westerly Magazine, where she reviews and edits creative and scholarly writing. Her work has been anthologised and has appeared in diverse publications, including Australian Book Review, Axon and Southerly. Josephine regularly presents and facilitates in the areas of creative writing and Australian fiction. She is passionate about literature and creativity – and she loves teaching!

 

Hannah van Didden

Hannah van Didden is a Perth-based writer and book designer. Pieces of her have appeared in publications such as Southerly (Aust.), Breach (Aust.), Hippocampus Magazine (US), Atticus Review (US), and Southword Journal (Ire). While trying to stay faithful to writing novels and helping others get their writing ready for publication, she entertains a love affair with short forms. In another life, she helps others to run their projects with discipline and creativity. This balance feeds her writing—and potentially yours—when you seek her advice or come to her workshops.

 

 

 

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.

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How to typeset a book for Createspace using only MSWord and Windows Paint with Rosanne Dingli

Spaces still available!

Saturday 26 th May 2018 1:30pm-4:30pm

Rosanne Dingli has typeset more than 50 titles for Createspace, Amazon’s paperback production arm.
In this workshop, she projects her MSWord onto the screen to show exactly how to typeset a manuscript and get it right EVERY time. Insert illustrations, headers and footers, page numbers, glyphs and great chapter headings.
Produce a book like a pro using Rosanne’s hints and tips. Bring your laptop and learn on your own manuscript. Handle some paperbacks made in this way and see how well they fit into readers’ expectations.

Rosanne Dingli
Rosanne Dingli is an award-winning novelist who has owned her own imprint since 2012. Producing and publishing her own books and those of others has enabled her to find some quick and easy ways to typeset paperbacks that conform to standard publishing expectations.
Find Rosanne Dingli at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rosanne-Dingli/e/B002BOJFCM
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.

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Writing Memoir, Biography and Autobiography with Josephine Taylor

Saturday 12th May 2018 1:30pm-4:30pm

This workshop will outline the different forms of life writing, and explore how real-life experiences and creative writing techniques can be used to write effective and memorable memoir, autobiography and biography. Participants can bring draft auto/biography, but we will focus mainly on life-writing exercises, with feedback and with tips galore. Participants will discover how much fun it is to write a life!

Josephine Taylor is a writer from Perth, where she holds the following positions: associate editor, Westerly magazine (UWA); adjunct lecturer, Edith Cowan University; and editorial board member, Margaret River Press. Her published work includes short forms of fiction and life-writing, and she is currently writing a novel. Josephine teaches in the areas of creative writing, editing and Australian fiction. Her workshops are informative, vibrant and fun.

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.

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Sombreros and Other Cultural Hats with Rashida Murphy

Saturday 28th April 2018 1:30pm-4:30pm

Learn how to write culturally authentic characters, in their own voices, in this workshop by award winning author Rashida Murphy. Join Rashida as she speaks about social justice in storytelling and helps you craft stories about encounters with ‘others’ while acknowledging the challenges of diversity and discrimination.

Rashida Murphy has published her short fiction and poetry in various international literary journals and anthologies, including the Westerly, Open Road Review and Veils Halos and Shackles. Her debut novel, The Historian’s Daughter was shortlisted in the Scottish Dundee International Book Prize in 2015 and is available now from UWA Publishing. In 2016 she was a guest editor at the Westerly and is on the editorial board at Café Dissensus. Rashida has a Masters in English Literature and a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University. In 2016 she was the joint winner of the Magdalena Prize for feminist research for her thesis which includes the novel The Historian’s Daughter. She has judged several literary competitions and was a writer-in-residence at KSP Writers Centre in 2017.

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.

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Short Stories: The Second Draft and Beyond with Brooke Dunnell

Sunday 15th April 2018 1:30pm-4:30pm

Do you have a first draft of a short story? Not sure where to go from here? Need tips on how to improve it for possible publication? Through discussion, examples and short exercises, this workshop will provide techniques on how to streamline and strengthen your writing to bring each draft closer to your vision.

Brooke Dunnell’s short fiction has been published in Best Australian Stories, Westerly, Meanjin, Etchings, New Australian Stories 2 and other anthologies, and has been recognised in various competitions. Brooke judged the 2017 Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose and is a past PCWC Writer-in-Residence. She has taught on a range of writing topics for both children and adults, and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia.

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.

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Flow – The Gentle Art of Seducing Your Muse

Spaces still available. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Sunday 25th March 2018 1:30pm-4:30pm

Do you want to write but find yourself stuck for inspiration? Do you sometimes write a lot, then mysteriously lose your flow? Would you like to establish a more reliable relationship with your muse? Come and discover some of the secrets that long term creative writers use to maintain a sustainable practice. This workshop is suitable for those who write poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction.

Liana writes and publishes in several genres. She is the author of Deadly Beautiful – Vanishing Killers of the Animal Kingdom. Her creative non-fiction, short stories and poetry appear in literary journals and anthologies, both in Australia and internationally.

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.

Detective, Historian, Storyteller: The Arts of the Biographer with Nathan Hobby

A biographer needs many hats – detective, unearthing sources that reveal a life more fully; historian, analysing and putting these sources into context; and storyteller, weaving it all into a compelling narrative. This workshop introduces these roles of the biographer and gives practical tips and exercises to help you develop your skills.

Nathan Hobby is writing a biography of the Australian novelist, Katharine Susannah Prichard, as a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia. A chapter from the biography has appeared in Westerly. His novel, The Fur, won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award and is published by Fremantle Press. He writes about biography and other things on his blog, ‘A Biographer in Perth’, at www.nathanhobby.com

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 Metre and a Half: Familiar and Foreign Poetic Forms with Sanna Peden

This Saturday 10th March 2018 1:30pm-4:30pm-Spaces still available!

This workshop will explore two very different poetic metres: the iambic pentameter and the trochaic tetrameter, best known from Shakespearean sonnets and Finnish folk poetry respectively. We will explore the structure and themes of these poetic traditions, and use a combination of original texts as well as prose and lyric translations as a starting point for writing your own poems in these classic metres. The workshop is suitable for poets of any level who want to increase their poetic arsenal and experiment with both familiar and unusual poetic styles.

Sanna Peden is a lapsed academic and recovering writer with an interest in character, research and performance. Sanna is a regular reader in Perth’s spoken word world; her poetry has appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Visible Ink, Westerly and is forthcoming in the Poetry D’Amour anthology. Sanna has taught writing, public speaking and research skills for several years at the University of Western Australia, and is currently translating the Finnish folk epic The Kalevala.

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

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.

March to April

Day Month Workshop Title Workshop Payment Code
Sat March 10th A Metre and a Half: Familiar and Foreign Poetic Forms with Sanna Peden(Concluded) FFSP1
Sat March 17th Detective, Historian, Storyteller: The Arts of the Biographer with Nathan Hobby (Concluded) ABNH1
Sun March 25th Flow – The Gentle Art of Seducing Your Muse with Liana Joy Christensen (please click here) SMLC1
Sun April 15th Short Stories: The Second Draft and Beyond with Brooke Dunnell (please click here) SSBD1
Sat April 28th Sombreros and Other Cultural Hats with Rashida Murphy (please click here) CHRM1