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Events & Workshops

Kaaron Warren Turning Your Dreams into Stories People Want to Read with Kaaron Warren

10am–1pm Saturday 28 February

The workshop will discuss the history of dream analysis, the purpose of dreams and the possible meanings of dreams. We will talk about individual dreams, and explore ways to turn them into actual stories. Potential participants should start a dream diary, so they have material to work with.

Bram Stoker Nominee and Shirley Jackson Award winner Kaaron Warren has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Fiji. She's sold almost 200 short stories, three novels (the multi-award-winning Slights, Walking the Tree and Mistification) and four short story collections.

Kaaren Sutcliffe

Does The Darn Thing Work? The Art of Manuscript Assessment with Kaaren Sutcliffe

10am–4pm Saturday 14 March

This workshop will look at what makes a good manuscript and what doesn't. Participants will go through the building blocks of fiction and what they need to be effective, as well as consider how the major components should work together to deliver a coherent and fluid story.

In 2012 Kaaren Sutcliffe became an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors. For the past two years she has been Vice President of the Canberra Society of Editors. An analytical writer and thinker, she immensely enjoys assessing the work of others and offering constructive feedback.

Marcus Amann

Using Scrivener with Marcus Amann

10am–2pm Saturday 28 March

In this workshop you will learn why Scrivener has become the tool of choice for authors around the world. Get the most out of this powerful writing and publishing tool by attending this half-day workshop.

Marcus Amann has been producing eBooks since 1995 and is a long-time technical writer and editor for a Canberra-based software company. Marcus has also worked as a freelance writer and taught internet marketing at the Canberra Institute of Technology.

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