The Art of Story (Daylesford)

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Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable
18 August 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Words In Winter
You have a story to tell, but what is the best way to tell it? The borderline between fiction and non-fiction is not as distinct as some would have it. There are techniques common to both, and hybrids that cross the boundaries in daring ways.

At the heart of story, whatever the genre—novel, short story, memoir, family history, or biography—is the art of imagination, and the technique of scene construction, whether writing about place or character.

Explore the evolving structure of a story, and how to break the various blocks that can come up in the process.

You will learn

  • How to find the best way to tell your particular story
  • how to construct and move from scene to scene
  • ways of writing place and character
  • how to approach structure: the interplay between spontaneity and planning
  • the deeper meaning of imagination whether writing fiction or non-fiction.

About Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable is an acclaimed Australian writer, novelist, storyteller, and human rights advocate. His books include ‘Jewels and Ashes’, ‘The Fig Tree’, ‘Café Scheherazade’, ‘Scraps of Heaven’, ‘Sea of Many Returns’, ‘Violin Lessons’, and most recently, ‘The Fighter’. He is the author of numerous essays, columns, stories, features and works for theatre. His awards include the 2013 Voltaire prize for human rights advocacy, and the 2017 Australia Council Fellowship for Literature.

This tour is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and presented in association with Words In Winter.


The Paddock Room, Daylesford Neighbourhood House
13 Camp St
Daylesford, VIC 3460

Phone: 03 9094 7855
WV and Words In Winter Members $ 80.00
WV and Words In Winter Concession Members $ 70.00
Non-members $ 130.00

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