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Building an Essay Collection

Join Eda Gunaydin for this full day course about building an essay collection.

Essay collections are constructed from individual essays, but it’s necessary to consider the ways in which separate pieces speak to one another. This workshop will explore different aspects of shaping essay collections, considering ways in which to build coherence through theme and voice, posing central inquiries or working throughlines into the manuscript and deciding the structure and order of pieces. The workshop will also dip into aspects of crafting individual essays using hybrid forms. 


  • When: Saturday 15 July, 10am-4pm
  • Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
  • With: Eda Gunaydin

About the Tutor

A portrait of Eda Gunaydin, who is smiling at the camera.

Eda Gunaydin is a Turkish-Australian essayist and researcher whose writing explores class, capital, intergenerational trauma and diaspora. You can find her work in The Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, The Age and others. She has been a finalist for a Queensland Literary Award and the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. Eda’s debut essay collection Root & Branch: Essays on Inheritance (NewSouth Publishing) won the Non-Fiction Award in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

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