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A portrait of Laurie Steed
10 February 2021 - 11:55 to 09 June 2021 - 11:55
Laurie Steed
Early, Emerging
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.

This online course actively encourages sharing of your work with your cohort as well as with the tutor. 

You will learn:

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

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

  • sensory image 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

Pieces of up to 1500 words due 11:55pm Wednesdays 10 February, 10 March, 7 April, 12 May, 9 June.

About Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed is a novelist and short story writer from Perth, Western Australia. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, and elsewhere. He won the 2012 Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction and is the recipient of fellowships from The University of Iowa, The Baltic Writing Residency, The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, and Writers Victoria. His debut novel, You Belong Here, was shortlisted for the 2018 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, and his second book, Nova: Stories, is the winner of the 2021 Henry Handel Richardson Flagship Fellowship for Short Story Writing from Varuna – The National Writers’ House. 




Phone: 90947895
Registration fee
Member $ 250.00
Concession Member $ 240.00
Non-Member $ 310.00
Donation $ 0.00

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