ONLINE WORKSHOP: Crafting Compelling Visual Essays

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A portrait of Eloise Grills
08 May 2021 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Eloise Grills
In this interactive workshop award-winning visual storyteller Eloise Grills will teach the fundamentals of creating artistically compelling and conceptually integrated stories. Grills will outline a range of written and artistic forms, including comics, illustration, collage, hypertext, poetry and prose, and encourage writers to experiment and innovate within these hybrid forms and find their voice. Writers and artists of all back-grounds and abilities will be supported to create satisfying outcomes.

This session will take place online, via Writers Victoria’s online platform.

You will learn:

  • The fundamentals of visual storytelling forms

  • How to hone an idea to best fit your expertise and skillset

  • Creating successful visual elements which correspond and work in conversation your written material

  • Editing your piece to create the best combined effect out of your elements

  • Pitching your work and liaising with editors on experimental pieces


Before the course, please read:

Corio by Eloise Grills

Big beautiful female theory by Eloise Grills

Gothic body by Eda Gunaydin

A thousand loving thrusts by Rachel Ang

Dystopian novel with me as the central character by Freya Daly Sadgrove and Marc Pearson

Peaches by Ellena Savage and Ruth O’Leary


About Eloise Grills

Eloise Grills is a multi-award-winning writer, visual essayist, poet and critic living in Daylesford. Her graphic novel, Sexy Female Murderesses, was published by Glom Press, and her poetry collection, If you’re sexy and you know it slap your hams, is available through Subbed In. She is currently working on a collection of visual essays, big beautiful female theory, for Affirm.


If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus six free copies of ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.


And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.


Phone: 90947895
Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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