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Masterclasses by established writers are coming to the Centre! Over a six-week period, beginning Saturday 4 July and finishing Saturday 8 August, six award winning writers will offer a series of Masterclasses that delve deep into the heart of story and world-building, fiction and non-fiction, imagination and identity, research and writing, narrating and editing.
These Masterclasses are suitable for emerging and established writers who are committed to focussing on individual aspects of their writing and developing that writing further. Writers of colour and LGBTQI identifying folk are especially encouraged to apply. The classes will run for 4 hours over 6 Saturdays in July and August and while you are encouraged to attend all 6, you may also choose to attend individual sessions as each class is run by a different writer, although the whole program has been developed holistically and consultatively.
About The Hybrid Narrative
This Masterclass explores the ways in which the creative process combines elements of the personal, social, imaginary and cautionary impulses to create ‘hybrid’ narratives. The imagination does not automatically categorise narratives as fiction or non-fiction; instead it explores the links between memory, landscape, language and form, and seeks to make connections between what is familiar and what is not.
In this session, participants will look at examples of genre-crossing narratives and explore multiplicity and hybridity in literature – such as form, language, landscape, culture, character, structure. Participants will experiment with layered writing that functions on several levels. They will learn original and insightful strategies to use on an existing piece of writing as well as creating new work. Suitable for writers at all levels of practice, this session will conclude with tips on how to sustain your creative endeavours, thriving instead of striving, and opening up new ways of thinking about your writing.
Politics in Narrative with Susan Midalia
Rediscovering the Personal with Michelle Michau Crawford
The Narrative Landscape with Portland Jones
The Research Imagination with Annamaria Weldon
Editing with Amanda Curtin
Check out our Masterclasses Value Pack here.
Rashida Murphy is a writer, poet, reviewer and blogger. She has published her short fiction and poetry in various international literary journals and anthologies, including the Westerly, Open Road Review and Veils Halos and Shackles. Her debut novel, The Historian’s Daughter was shortlisted in the Scottish Dundee International Book Prize in 2015 and is available now from UWA Publishing. In 2016 she was a guest editor at the Westerly and was on the editorial board at Cafe Dissensus from 2014 – 2018.
Rashida has a Masters in English Literature and a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University. After a short-lived career as a pen seller, Rashida taught ESL and worked as an Education lecturer for several years before undertaking her PhD. In 2016 she was the joint winner of the Magdalena Prize for feminist research for her thesis which includes the novel The Historian’s Daughter.
Please note, due to limited seating we do not offer ticket refunds.