Join Sarah St Vincent Welch and discover how ideas of home, place, and memories can be sources for poetry, life writing and fiction, over three Sundays at the historic Lanyon, Calthorpe’s House and Mugga-Mugga properties.
This workshop series is in partnership with ACT Museums and Galleries. Participants can attend Lanyon only, a combination of Lanyon/Calthorpe’s or Lanyon/Mugga-Mugga, or all three workshops. Own transport needed.
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Events & Workshops
12pm–4pm Wednesday 29 July
A poetry workshop that will examine why you write poetry and the ways in which that affects what you write and how.
MTC Cronin has published twenty books (poetry, prose poems and essays), several of which have appeared in translation including her 2001 book, Talking to Neruda’s Questions, which has been translated into Spanish, Italian and Swedish.
10am–4pm Saturday 1 August
This is an introduction to history research for the fiction writer. It looks at the difference between the questions fiction writers ask and the questions historians answer and discusses strategies for finding the information you need for your writing.
Gillian Polack has twenty-five years of experience as a historian, and over fifteen years of working with novelists on the history in their fiction.
10am–4pm Saturday 15 August
Angela will encourage you to delight in brevity, and allow you to experiment with notions of character, conflict and resolution, and evocation of place and mood, in few words.
In 2014 a collection of Angela Meyer's flash fiction, Captives, was published by Inkerman & Blunt. She has reviewed for publications such as The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald, and interviewed authors at writers' festivals around the world.