ACT Writing and Publishing Awards 2015

    Applications for Poetry Masterclass Intensive with Jen Webb are now open.

    This bespoke poetry masterclass intensive, taken by well-known poet and scholar, Jen Webb, is for eight poets only, providing intimacy and focussed attention for your work across the weekend.

    This opportunity is run in partnership with Australian Poetry, and funded by the ACT Arts Fund.

    Applications will close on May 21. For more information about the program, and details on how to apply, click here.



Events & Workshops

Editing Fiction with Pippa Carron

10am-4pm Saturday 30 April

With hands-on exercises, this class will cover the whole spectrum of fiction editing, from structural editing, through continuity editing, to copy editing and proofreading.

Dr Pippa Carron is a free-lance nonfiction writer, editor, trainer, facilitator and consultant. She currently works for a range government and private sector clients, delivering training courses in writing skills and providing high-level writing and editing services.

Do You Want to Write a Screenplay? with Rie Natalenko

10am-4pm Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 May

This masterclass and workshop is designed for aspiring screenwriters — from beginners to more proficient writers. By the end, students will understand the basics of screenwriting, experiment with screenplay structure, recognise industry-standard style, and plan their screenwriting process.

Dr Rie Natalenko, whose doctorate is in screenwriting, has won several national and international screenwriting awards, including the IF award for best unproduced screenplay.

Short Order Short Story with Carmel Bird

10am-4pm Sunday 29 May

Writing under pressure can be exciting and productive. Drawing on fresh inspiration, as well as a personal accumulation of ideas, each writer will accept the challenge to construct the first draft of a new short story of between one and two thousand words over the course of one day.

Carmel Bird has been teaching writing since 1980 in universities and other places in Australia and overseas.

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