“Who speaks” in a story – the point of view from which it is narrated – is a crucial element in the creation of a memorable short story. A story can sometimes be improved by changing or modifying its point of view; by using dual or multiple points of view; by changing the voice of the narrator. Discover the wonderful affects you can achieve by playing around with point of view.
Susan Midalia is the author of three collections of short stories, all shortlisted for major literary awards: A History of the Beanbag (2007), An Unknown Sky (2012) and Feet to the Stars (2015). Her first novel, The Art of Persuasion, was published in 2018 and has been extensively and favourably reviewed in national newspapers and journals. Susan has a PhD in contemporary Australian women’s fiction, and has been a workshop facilitator over many years. She is the chairperson of the 2018 Australian Short Story Festival.
Title: “Who Speaks: Understanding Point of View” with Susan Midalia
Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019
Cost: $38 for members, $48 for non-members
Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup.
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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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