How to kick-start your story… and how to finish it! (Mildura)

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Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy
19 July 2018 - 11:30 to 5:30 PM
Cate Kennedy
Early, Emerging
Cate Kennedy will illustrate how to make your story feel energized, vivid and engaging using some key concepts of structure, characterization and imagery.

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.

MIM (Museum of Innocence Mildura)
33 Deakin Ave
Mildura, VIC 3500

Phone: 0390947855
Registration fee
Concession Member $ 70.00
Member $ 80.00
Non-Member $ 130.00

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