As last year’s writers’ retreat went so well with many participants and enjoyable activities we will be revisiting 2015’s retreat in 2016! We will be hosting the 9am – 1pm workshop on Saturday 23rd April 2016 and as we will be returning to the same style as the 2015 retreat, we have Susan Midalia facilitating this popular workshop.
For those unfamiliar with Susan’s work she is a well-qualified author and facilitator. She’s recently published her third anthology, “Feet to the Stars” through University Press. She is a very generous and friendly facilitator and her workshops fill up quickly, so make sure you sign up as soon as you can to reserve a place. For more detailed information about Susan and for 2015’s post promoting the workshop – click here.
The theme for this retreat is: setting
Susan says that settings in a story can be man-made; a political space; a site of memory or desire. It can serve many purposes: to make a place seem ‘real’; to create atmosphere; to symbolize something beyond itself. It can be used to develop a particular idea or contribute to our understanding of the characters in the story.
You will be using short writing exercises and a discussion of examples so that you can really understand the concept of setting. This workshop will show you how to create a subtle and engaging sense of setting to enhance your writerly intentions.
Price: $50 for members and $65 for non-members
Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre
When: 9am -1pm Sat, 23rd April 2016
Don’t forget some writing materials!
To register please click here.
In the meantime check out these photos of last year’s event!