Psychogeography and the Suburbs

A portrait of Nick Gadd
20 March 2021 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Nick Gadd
Urban and suburban environments contain intriguing features that can be the starting points for stories. Hone your eyes to old signage, details of architecture, traces of the past, and the poetry of the everyday. Inspired by the Situationists and the idea of psychogeography, we will investigate how ordinary places are rich source material. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction or memoir, insights from this workshop will stimulate ideas. Includes a workshop, writing time and a wander.

Please note: the field trip part of this workshop will be accessible for wheelchair and mobility aid users

You will Learn:

  • How to find inspiration for your work in local environments.
  • How to fill your writing with carefully-observed, unique details
  • How to bring suburban scenes and settings to life in your novel, memoir, essay or open
  • How to uncover stories behind suburban locations
  • How to give your writing a strong sense of place

About Nick Gadd

Nick Gadd's latest book, Melbourne Circle: Walking, Memory and Loss was published in December 2020.  It is a memoir-travelogue describing a walk around the whole city, in the company of his late wife,  in search of stories and traces of the past. Nick was the 2015 winner of the Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize and was shortlisted in the essay category of the Melbourne Prize for Literature in 2015. He is also the author of two novels: Death of a Typographer was shortlisted for a Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction in 2020 and  Ghostlines won a Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript in 2007 and a Ned Kelly Award for best first crime novel in 2009.  He lives in Yarraville.

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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.

176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Phone: 0390947895
Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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