In this workshop Cate will show participants how to practice striking the perfect balance between action, dialogue, narrative ‘beats’ and description and encourage participants to revise and shape their germ of a story idea to bring it to life. This tour is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and presented in association with Mildura Writers Festival.
You will learn
How to think about structure in terms of ‘scenes’
how to write effective dialogue
how to think about ‘plot’ as a vehicle for characterisation
how to identify ‘flat spots’ and your own default habits
where to open and close a good story, and why
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.
33 Deakin Ave
Mildura, VIC 3500
|Concession Member||$ 70.00|