A portrait of Laurie Steed
30 July 2020 - 11:55 to 26 November 2020 - 11:55
Laurie Steed
Receive direct feedback from your tutor and fellow course participants in this online writing group as you develop five stories over five months. Whether you're an experienced writer working towards the completion of a manuscript or looking to maintain momentum and sharpen writing skills, this clinic provides sustained mentorship and specific feedback on the refinement of your own voice and style.

It is an expected part of these clinics to share your work with and provide constructive feedback to your cohort of clinic participants.

Pieces of no more than 1500 words due by 11:55pm on Thursdays 30 July, 27 August, 1 October, 29 October, 26 November

Learning Outcomes:

  • how to create memorable, innovative short fiction that knowingly plays against type

  • ways to selectively stretch character and descriptive passages to ensure the greatest level of originality in every line of prose 

  • sensory images and the importance of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste in creating a wholly immersive experience for the reader, editor, or competition judge

  • the third option and how it allows you to break away from archetypal narratives and cliched story arcs 

  • targeted narrative techniques to help your work get noticed, published and appreciated.

About Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed is an author of award-winning literary fiction from Perth, Western Australia. His stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in Best Australian Stories;The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, The Sleepers Almanac, and elsewhere. He won the 2012 Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction has been shortlisted for The Bridport Prize and is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from The University of Iowa, The Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Varuna, Writers Victoria, The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre and The Fellowship of Writers (WA).

Registration fee
Member $ 250.00
Concession Member $ 240.00
Non-Member $ 310.00
Donation $ 0.00

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