Writing Exquisite Sentences (February)

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Emily Bitto
25 February 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Emily Bitto
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 strengthen your verbs, avoid cliché, and master imagery and metaphor. Through tuition, examples, writing exercises and workshopping, you’ll be empowered to elevate your sentences from ordinary to sublime.

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 Emily Bitto

Emily Bitto’s debut novel, ‘The Strays’, was the winner of the 2015 Stella Prize and has been published in the UK, the US, and Canada. She has a Masters in Literary Studies and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. She has been a sessional lecturer, tutor and supervisor in literary studies and creative writing since 2007. Emily also co-owns and runs Carlton wine-bar Heartattack and Vine.

Event registration fee
Concession member $ 135.00
Member $ 145.00
Non-member $ 195.00

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