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Winter School: Writing Grief and Trauma



Eliza Henry Jones




Trauma and grief are daunting issues to write about. Learn what trauma and grief actually are, how to address them in your writing and how to keep yourself safe while doing so. Learn practical tips for exploring grief and trauma and have a go at some fiction writing exercises.

Eliza Henry Jones

Eliza Henry Jones


You will learn

  • how to understand trauma and grief
  • to gain an understanding of self care when writing trauma and grief
  • practical approaches to writing grief and trauma
  • strategies to avoid clichés and make your work stand out
  • exercises to address trauma and grief in unique ways

About Eliza Henry Jones

Eliza Henry Jones is a Melbourne based writer. Her debut novel ‘In the Quiet’ was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and longlisted for the ABIA and Indie Book Awards. She has qualifications in grief, loss and trauma counselling and psychology and has completed a thesis exploring bushfire trauma.

Winter School

Read more about other workshops in our Winter School program:

Winter School: Writing Grief and Trauma, 10 July

Winter School: How to Write Your Perfect YA Novel, 11 July

Winter School: Authorpreneurship - The Business of Creativity, 12 July

Winter School: A Crash Course in Freelance Journalism, 13 July

Winter School: Other People’s Lives – Storytelling and Ethics, 14 July

Winter School: Writing and Structuring Memoir, 15 July

Winter School: Lessons from Commercial Fiction, 16 July

Winter School: Writing Place, 17 July

Winter School: Writing and Advocacy, 18 July

Winter School: Finding Your Voice, 19 July

Winter School: Writing for Performance, 20 July

Winter School: Science Writing, 21 July

Winter School: Creativity 101, 22 July

Winter School: Writing Science Fiction, 23 July

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Registration for this event ended on 10 July 2017 - 8:00
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