Winter School: Writing Place

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A portrait of Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy
17 July 2017 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Cate Kennedy
Specificity and sensory detail - these are the things that bring your writing to life and give your characters a real, dimensional universe in which to move around and show us what they're made of.

This workshop will deal with place and setting, and explore how place, particularity and attention to detail can enrich your narrative and its implications to truly engage your reader.

You will learn

•  how to use setting to anchor your characters in a 'potent' time and space
•  how to give dimension to your story's place- both physical ('real') and psychological (imagined)
•  to use place as a prism to manage metaphor and symbol without being heavy handed
•  to make the most of your own real life experiences to render place in your fiction
•  to think of setting and place in fresh and compelling ways to reinvigorate a floundering story.

About Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy writes fiction, poetry and non-fiction. She has won numerous awards for her work and her 
short stories are currently studied on the VCE Literature syllabus. She currently teaches on the Fiction 
faculty in the MFA program at Pacific University, Oregon, but luckily it’s low-residency, which means she 
gets to still live in Australia and give the occasional one-day workshop.

Please note that this workshop was previously advertised as being taught by Alice Robinson. The information on this page is correct.

Winter School

Read more about other workshops in our Winter School program:

Winter School: Writing Grief and Trauma, 10 July

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: Other People’s Lives – Storytelling and Ethics, 14 July

Winter School: Writing and Structuring Memoir, 15 July

Winter School: Lessons from Commercial Fiction, 16 July

Winter School: Writing and Advocacy, 18 July

Winter School: Finding Your Voice, 19 July

Winter School: Writing for Performance, 20 July

Winter School: Science Writing, 21 July

Winter School: Creativity 101, 22 July

Winter School: Writing Science Fiction, 23 July

176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Phone: 03 9094 7855
Event registration fee
Concession Member $ 135.00
Member $ 145.00
Non-Member $ 195.00

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