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Established Author Forum: Lessons from Theatre with Jane Harrison

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Jane Harrison

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Summary:

In this session, celebrated playwright and novelist Jane Harrison will explore the lessons she has taken from theatre and applied to prose. In theatre, characterisation is vital and dialogue needs to be sharp. You’ll learn new approaches to these areas, and more, through this masterclass. Afterwards, join fellow authors to chat in a social setting.
A photo of Jane Harrison.

Details

Part creative development, part networking, part writing group, the Established Author Forum features in-depth lectures at a high level from prominent writers on the topics they know best, as well as an opportunity to ask questions about their work and your own. After each lecture, writers share wins, frustrations, opportunities and industry developments within a social setting.  

Eligibility: The Writers Victoria Established Author Forum is for those who have authored at least one traditionally-published book, screenplay or play. If you are contracted to publish your first book this year, work in the industry or have an equivalent track record of short-form publications, you are also welcome to attend. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please email [email protected].

About the Tutor:

Jane Harrison is descended from the Muruwari people of NSW. Her first play, Stolen, had productions across Australia and toured internationally. She was co-winner of the 2012 RAKA Kate Challis Award for Stolen. Rainbow’s End has had numerous productions since its premiere in 2003 and won the 2012 Drovers Award for best touring production. Both Stolen and Rainbow’s End have been placed on secondary school curricula. The Visitors premiered at Sydney Festival in 2020 and won the Sydney Critics Award for Best New Australian Work for 2021. It had a new production at the Sydney Opera House in September 2023. Her novel, Becoming Kirrali Lewis, won the 2014 Black & Write! Prize, and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Her latest novel is The Visitors. She is the Festival Director of Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival (2016, 2019, 2022).

Covid-19 restrictions:

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.

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. 

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Venue:

The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000 Australia

Contact:

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

Established Author Forum: Lessons from Theatre with Jane Harrison

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