The Verse Novel

Sharon Kernot
23 January 2019 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Sharon Kernot
Verse novels are a hybrid form using elements of both fiction and poetry. In this workshop we’ll discuss a variety of verse novels. We’ll explore what they are and how they work. We’ll talk about the origins of the verse novel and look at some award-winning contemporary examples. We’ll do exercises to get you started on your own story in verse and look at strategies to keep it moving along.

You will learn: 

  • The origins of the verse novel
  • How contemporary verse novels work
  • How to begin your verse novel
  • How to use both poetic and narrative techniques
  • Strategies to move your novel along if it stalls

About Sharon Kernot

Sharon Kernot writes fiction and poetry. Her verse novel ‘The Art of Taxidermy’ was shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize and published by Text in 2018. Her first novel ‘Underground Road’ was published by Wakefield Press. Sharon’s work has appeared in a variety of journals, magazines and anthologies including Island, Mascara, Southerly, Best Australian Poems, and Australian Love Stories. She is currently working as publishing assistant at Garron Publishing.

Writers Victoria
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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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