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ONLINE FEEDBACK CLINIC: Creative Non-Fiction & Essays



Ellena Savage




In this online course, students will develop a body of short nonfiction prose works under the mentorship and supervision of the essayist and academic Ellena Savage. Through careful workshopping and feedback, students will identify the strengths and weaknesses of their short nonfiction prose. In addition to personal draft feedback, Savage will recommend texts for students to study that might provide useful models to learn from, and she will set optional writing exercises for students to engage with in their own time.

A portrait of Ellena Savage at an outdoor book bazaar. She is wearing sunglasses and red lipstick. There is a banner that states 'Booked Out' across her face

A portrait of Ellena Savage


It is an expected part of these clinics to share your work with and provide constructive feedback to your cohort of clinic participants.

Pieces of up to 1500 words due 11:55pm Wednesdays 21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 13 October, 17 November

Learning Outcomes:

In this course, students will:

  • Develop a body of short nonfiction prose;

  • Engage productively with expert feedback;

  • Identify and build on recurring themes in their own writing;

  • Develop strategies for sharp self-editing; and

  • Read generatively as a writer.

About Ellena Savage

Ellena Savage is the author of the essay collection Blueberries (Text Australia and Scribe UK, 2020), the chapbook Yellow City (The Atlas Review, 2019) and numerous essays, stories, and poems published in literary journals internationally. Ellena is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including most recently the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship 2019–2021. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and is a former editor of The Lifted Brow.

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Phone: 90947855
Email: program@writersvictoria.org.au

Registration for this event ended on 20 July 2021 - 4:00
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