Winter School: Writing Grief and Trauma


Eliza Henry Jones
10 July 2017 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Eliza Henry Jones
Early, Emerging
Trauma and grief are daunting issues to write about. Learn what trauma and grief actually are, how to address them in your writing and how to keep yourself safe while doing so. Learn practical tips for exploring grief and trauma and have a go at some fiction writing exercises.

You will learn

  • how to understand trauma and grief
  • to gain an understanding of self care when writing trauma and grief
  • practical approaches to writing grief and trauma
  • strategies to avoid clichés and make your work stand out
  • exercises to address trauma and grief in unique ways

About Eliza Henry Jones

Eliza Henry Jones is a Melbourne based writer. Her debut novel ‘In the Quiet’ was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and longlisted for the ABIA and Indie Book Awards. She has qualifications in grief, loss and trauma counselling and psychology and has completed a thesis exploring bushfire trauma.

Winter School

Read more about our Winter School workshops:

Winter School: How to write your perfect YA novel, 11 July
Winter School: Authorpreneurship - The Business of Creativity, 12 July
Winter School: A Crash Course in Freelance Journalism, 13 July
Winter School: Writing and Structuring Memoir, 15 July
Winter School: Lessons from Commercial Fiction, 16 July

176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Phone: 03 9094 7840
Event registration fee
Concession Member $ 135.00
Member $ 145.00
Non-Member $ 195.00

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