ONLINE: Showing and Telling

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A portrait of Emily Bitto
04 April 2020 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Emily Bitto
This online workshop is designed to help you put the common imperative, “show, don’t tell,” to practical use in your writing. The course will utilise a combination of tuition, examples and writing exercises, and will cover topics including scene vs. summary, sensory detail, imagery and prose style as elements of ‘showing.’ Enrich your prose and allow it to make a visceral and lasting impression on the reader!

This workshop will be delivered Online. 

Included in this course:

  • 2.5 hours of information, suggestions, writing tips and learned lessons shared around showing and not telling
  • A suggested annotated reading list of excellent examples to enjoy - and mine for your own purposes!
  • Writing exercises to help hone your craft and reinforce your new skills
  • 1 hour interactive webinar for questions, clarifications, and skills extension
  • Personalised feedback from Emily on a piece of writing up to 500 words

You will learn: 

  • To understand and apply the practical implications of ‘showing’ rather than ‘telling.’
  • To read and evaluate your own and others’ work for its effectiveness in terms of ‘showing’ and ‘telling.’
  • About a range of elements of your writing that can be improved and enriched by ‘showing.’
  • To utilize concrete, sensory detail to make your prose come alive in the reader’s mind.
  • Techniques to continue to improve your writing beyond this workshop.

Schedule for the Workshop:

  • Saturday 4 April 2020, 10-11:15am: Webinar 1 with Emily Bitto
  • Saturday 4 April 2020, 11:45am - 1pm: Webinar 2 with Emily Bitto
  • Saturday 4 April 2020, 3-4pm: Webinar Q&A

About Emily Bitto

Emily Bitto’s debut novel 'The Strays', was the winner of the 2015 Stella Prize, and has been published in the UK, the US, and Canada. She has a Masters in Literary Studies and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. She has been a sessional lecturer, tutor and supervisor in literary studies and creative writing since 2007. Emily also co-owns and runs Carlton wine-bar, Heartattack and Vine.


Not a member?

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.

Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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