Novella: The Perfect Form of Prose Fiction

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A portrait of Alec Patric
26 September 2019 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Alec Patric
Emerging, Established
The novella is a unique form for unique writers. Constantly evolving, the novella is also the most versatile of literary expressions, allowing for fluid movement between genres and encouraging stories that would otherwise not be told. We will study craft and technique, character development, narrative function, voice, tone, ideas and aesthetics specific to the novella, with a focus on how we deploy our skills practically. Move away from mimicry and build an awareness of clichés. Emerge equipped to write a unique and vital novella.

You will learn:

  • practical information on how to write and publish a novella
  • an understanding of the unique qualities and possibilities of the novella
  • a better sense of long-form storytelling dynamics
  • the architecture and evolution of the novella
  • how to progress towards a powerful story vehicle specifically geared for a long narrative

About Alec Patric

A.S. Patric’s debut novel ‘Black Rock White City’ is the winner of the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award. His second novel ‘Atlantic Black’ was published in 2017 to critical acclaim. He is a winner of the Ned Kelly Award and the Booranga Prize, and is the author of ‘Las Vegas for Vegans’, a story collection shortlisted in the Queensland Literary Awards. He is also the author of ‘The Rattler and Other Stories’ and ‘Bruno Kramzer’. ‘The Rattler’ (novella) was shortlisted for the Lord Mayor’s Award and ‘Bruno Kramzer’ was shortlisted for the Viva La Novella Prize. In 2018 A.S. Patric published his third collection, ‘The Butcherbird Stories’.

Event registration fee
Concession member $ 135.00
Member $ 145.00
Non-member $ 195.00

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