Masterclass: Writing in the age of Extinction

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James Bradley
31 March 2019 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Jane Rawson and James Bradley
Catastrophic climate change, mass extinction and the de-wilding of the world are all inescapable facts of life, so why are they so rarely seen in novels? James Bradley and Jane Rawson draw on their experience of writing eco and climate fiction to provide exercises, guidance and research tips for writing environmentally aware fiction of your own, and not die of despair while you're doing it.

You will learn

  • how to research current and future environmental issues
  • how to include the science and politics of environmentalism in your novel, whether you're writing speculative or realist fiction
  • where to find other writers working in this space
  • some ways of writing from other species' point of view
  • how not to despair.

This masterclass is for emerging or established writers only, who have a substantial project in the early- to mid-stages of development. Exclusive to Writers Victoria members.

About James Bradley

James Bradley is a writer and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, The Penguin Book of the Ocean, and most recently, The Change Trilogy for young adults. He has also written extensively about literature and the environment, and in 2012 won the Pascall Prize for Australia’s Critic of the Year.

About Jane Rawson

Jane Rawson has written two novels - A wrong turn at the Office of Unmade Lists and From the wreck – and a novella, Formaldehyde. She is the co-author of The handbook: surviving and living with climate change. Her short fiction and essays are in Sleepers, Overland, Tincture, Seizure, Griffith Review, Meanjin and Review of Australian Fiction. She mostly writes about the environment.

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Registration fee
Concession Member $ 205.00
Member $ 245.00
Donation $ 0.00

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