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How to Structure an Essay



Timmah Ball




Learn how to develop an essay and other forms of non-fiction writing from initial ideas to re-drafting and research. The course will cover basic structure, different styles of essay and non-fiction writing, editing your own work as well as research techniques. Topics covered will include different styles within essay and non-fiction writing as well as hybrid and experimental forms.
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This workshop will take place online and will be recorded, with the recording sent to registered participants afterward. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided in the week preceding the event.

You Will Learn:

  • A range of essay structures
  • To edit and re-draft your work
  • Research and ethics considerations
  • The differences between non-fiction styles (reviews, personal essays, memoir, opinion pieces, long form journalism, lyrical/narrative non-fiction essays)
  • Routes into more experimental non-fiction writing

About the Tutor:

Timmah Ball is a writer and zine maker of Ballardong Noongar heritage. Previous zines and micro publications include Wild Tongue in collaboration with Loving Feminist Literature for Melbourne Fringe (2016), Wild Tongue Vol. 2 in collaboration with Azja Kulpinska for Next Wave Festival (2018) and Do Planners Dream of Electric Trees? (2021) created through Arts House Makeshift Publics residency. She is currently developing a new zine/DIY publication called Class Wars in the Airport Lounge. 

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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.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

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

Registration for this event ended on 22 March 2024 - 4:00
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