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Writing Exquisite Sentences

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Emily Bitto

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Summary:

Regardless of genre, style or level of experience, all writers work with words and sentences as the basic units of prose. This course will re-focus your writing on the level of the sentence, providing practical ways to improve your prose in both drafting and editing stages. You will learn, among other things, to write more freely and imaginatively, to strengthen your verbs, avoid cliché, think more creatively about imagery and metaphor, and edit your work, and the work of others, more effectively. The course involves a combination of tuition, examples, writing exercises and workshopping to empower you to elevate your sentences from ordinary to sublime.
A photo of Emily Bitto.

Details

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:

  • To understand what makes a ‘great’ sentence across a range of contexts.
  • To read, evaluate and edit your own and other writers’ work on a sentence level.
  • To improve your understanding of the technical aspects of sentences, including grammatical elements, structure, detail and imagery.
  • Techniques to continue to improve your prose beyond the workshop.

About the Tutor:

Emily Bitto is an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her debut novel, The Strays, won the 2015 Stella Prize. Her second novel, Wild Abandon, was the winner of the 2022 Margaret and Colin Roderick Literary Award. Emily has taught creative writing for over a decade and is currently a course advisor at the Faber Writing Academy.

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.

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. 

Cancellation Policy

Venue:

The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
3000 Australia

Contact:

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

Registration for this event ended on 09 February 2024 - 4:00
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