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Writing the Supernatural



Hoa Pham




What haunts your world? Do you want to give it life in words? In this workshop you will be given the tools to construct a supernatural world and write a short story in a day! We’ll explore the use and subversion of common archetypes, the nature of the hero’s journey, parables and questions of inspiration.
A photo of Hoa Pham.


You can find details of how Covid-19 restrictions will affect the workshop here: https://writersvictoria.org.au/about-us/covid-19-information/. You are encouraged to wear a mask in the workshop space. The Wheeler Centre’s policy is that close contacts should not attend the building. If you are a close contact of somebody with Covid-19, or have Covid-19 symptoms yourself, please do not attend; please contact [email protected] to arrange a refund in this situation.

You Will Learn:

  • how to craft a supernatural world
  • about the hero’s journey
  • the use and subversion of common archetypes
  • how to deal with questions of inspiration
  • the building blocks to write a short parable or story

About the Tutor:

Hoa Pham is the author of eight books. Her next book, Empathy, is out in October and is about a drug that makes people feel what other feel and the clones that made the drug happen. Her first fantasy novel, Vixen, was about a fox fairy, a woman who took the form of fox. It was awarded the Best Young novelist by the Sydney Morning Herald and shortlisted for the Aurealis Best Fantasy book of the Year.

Not a Member?

Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

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176 Little Lonsdale Street
3000 Australia


Phone: (03) 9917 8463
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 28 October 2022 - 4:00
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