Summary:Join Eliza Henry-Jones at her Silvan flower farm on unceded Wurundjeri land, where you’ll wander the orchards and patches and spend time with horses, dogs and chickens. In this hands-on workshop we’ll be considering what it means to write about animals. How can we write about animals powerfully and effectively? What is it about animals that inspire us? We’ll consider existing works of fiction that portray animals and discuss how to get a new story started, as well as ways to approach animals in fiction (and the real world!) as a writer. You will be given time to write during the workshop and receive feedback on the day.
Note: workshop will be held in the barn of a working micro flower-farm in Silvan, Victoria. There is hay, animal dander and beehives on the property. This workshop will involve interacting with horses and there will be a dog loose in the workshop space
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You Will Learn:
- How to consider animals in fiction
- Practical exercises for portraying animals in fiction
- How to avoid clichés in portrayals of animals
- How to approach animals in fiction (and the real world) as a writer
- How to get started on a new story
About the Tutor:
Eliza Henry-Jones is an author, PhD candidate and sessional academic in creative writing. She is the author of three adult novels and two novels for young adults, which have been listed for a number of awards. The most recent, Salt and Skin, was published in August 2022. She has qualifications in psychology as well as grief, loss and trauma counselling. She lives on a little flower farm on Wurundjeri land.
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