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Online Feedback Clinic: Criticism and Reviews



Cher Tan




How do we approach criticism as a form that, as critic Merve Emre asks, “allows us to make sense of something—a fact, a feeling, an art form—by orienting a set of beliefs about the world [and] allows us to make this knowledge known to others"? In this feedback clinic, participants will learn how to structure and think through techniques that will help hone their approach to writing criticism. This online feedback clinic actively encourages sharing of your work with your cohort as well as with the tutor.
A photo of Cher Tan. Credit: Su Cassiano.


Pieces of up to 1500 words due 21 July, 25 August, 22 September, 27 October , 24 November.

Our Online Feedback Clinics are asynchronous, with no face-to-face meetings, allowing you to engage with the content at the times of day and week that suit your schedule. They are hosted on our private Wordpress server. There will be an optional Zoom introduction to the clinic website for those less confident with technology, which will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. For more information on our online feedback clinics, please read our FAQs

You Will Learn:

  • A number of theories on what makes good criticism
  • Different ways of approaching criticism
  • The responsibilities of critics
  • How to apply these ethics and techniques to your own work
  • To develop your own understanding of critical writing and thinking

About the Tutor:

Cher Tan is an essayist and critic. Her work has appeared in the Sydney Review of Books, Kill Your Darlings, Runway Journal, Gusher magazine, Overland and Catapult, amongst others. She is an editor at Liminal and the reviews editor at Meanjin.

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Phone: 03 90947895
Email: programadmin@writersvictoria.org.au

Online Feedback Clinic: Criticism and Reviews

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