Looking Out Looking In

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Writers Victoria

As writers, we spend a lot of time looking at our screens and our notebooks. But writing is as much about the world outside the page as the words we scrawl on it. Great writing doesn’t happen in a vacuum – we need to look outwards to invigorate our imaginations, question our assumptions and become better writers.

Our 2018 program, Looking Out, Looking In, is about drawing inspiration from the wider world. It’s about connecting with others, creating memorable characters and crafting gripping narratives. There are activities for writers at all stages – we’ve got workshops and activities for short-storytellers, novelists, screenwriters, advocates, memoirists, poets, and more. Here is just a sample of the offering:

Start Writing! with Sarah Vincent
Beginners Short Story Clinic with Laura Jean McKay

We are thrilled to launch an exciting new initiative exclusively for established writers, developed in response to feedback from our members: The Garret Series: Building Narrative Urgency with Charlotte Wood.

Craft of writing
World Building with CS Pacat
The Joys of Revising with Steven Amsterdam
Writing Exquisite Sentences with Emily Bitto
Memoir or Fiction? The Dangerous Borderlands with Patti Miller
Refine Your Novel with Toni Jordan
Writing and Anxiety with Sian Prior
Writing Older Characters with Melanie Joosten
The Perfect Form of Prose Fiction: Novella Intensive with AS Patric

Workshops for script and screen
Screenwriting Bootcamp with Chelsea Cassio
Writing for the Ear: Scripting Your First Podcast with Beth Atkinson-Quinton

E-Publishing with Carmel Bird
Your Digital Marketing Toolkit with Patrick Lenton
Literary Speed Dating

Season 1 kicks off with two weeks of Summer School writing workshops, including New Year, New Novel with Penni Russon, Going Indie Successful Self-Publishing with Ellie Marney, Crime with Andrew Nette and Writing Conflict in Literary Fiction, to name a few.

Our hugely popular online courses and webinars return, including Digital Fantasy Novel Intensive with CS Pacat, Digital Memoir Intensive with Jo Case and Poetry Clinic with Terry Jaensch

Always popular is our renowned online short story series: Beginners Short Story Clinic with Laura Jean McKay, Intermediate Short Story Clinic with Steven Amsterdam and Advanced Short Story Clinic with Laurie Steed.

And our Memoir in a Year series continues, and includes: Characters and Dialogue with Luke Ryan, Showing Not Telling with Sarah Vincent and Legal Issues and Ethics with Rebecca Starford.

In 2018, our program of events for the outer-metro area and regional Victoria will be bigger than ever. Stay tuned to our website in the new year for our Touring Victoria program launch.

Explore the full program here or download the program brochure here.

Look out, world. We’re writing!