Writing Short Story (Portarlington)

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Cate Kennedy
14 April 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Cate Kennedy
In this workshop participants will plunge into the dynamic world of the short story and the elements that make it work.

Cover a range of areas beginning writers generally find difficult - characterization, pacing, dialogue, and control over imagery and immediacy. With an emphasis on encouraging a distinctive voice and locating and developing compelling subject‐matter, the workshop is designed particularly for tentative or discouraged writers who want to go home re-energised and with a new respect for their own ideas and their capacity.

You will learn:

  • How structure can serve you, and your story
  • how to write ‘scenically’ to give your work immediacy and vividness
  • how to engage a reader through implicit rather than explicit description
  • how to avoid flatness and lack of pace
  • why rendering dramatic action is a skill worth practising.

This tour is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and presented in association with Portarlington Neighbourhood House.

About Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy is the author of three poetry collections, a novel, a memoir and two collections of short stories. Her work has been published internationally and her story collections are both on the Victorian School Literature syllabus. She is the recipient of several awards for her work including the Queensland Literary Prize for her collection “Like a House on Fire”, the NSW Premier’s People’s Choice Award for her novel “The World Beneath” and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for her most recent poetry collection “The Taste of River Water.” 

Portarlington Neighbourhood House
28 Brown St
Portarlington, VIC 3223

Phone: 03 9094 7840
Registration fee
WV Concession Member $ 70.00
WV Member / Portarlington Neighbourhood House Writing Group member $ 80.00
Non-Member $ 130.00

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