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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 six 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 LGBTQIA+ 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.
Join Portland Jones in a masterclass on The Narrative Landscape
Tim Winton once said that ‘Australia has more landscape than culture,’ and while this may or may not be true it is certainly true that many Australian authors have a particular affinity with the landscape. Join me and we will explore ways of writing landscape – we’ll read, write and respond to visual images and gain useful insights into how landscape lends perspective to your writing. Suitable for writers of all levels of expertise who wish to explore and add depth to their fiction and creative non-fiction, essays and memoir.
Politics in Narrative with Susan Midalia
Rediscovering the Personal with Michelle Michau Crawford
The Hybrid Narrative with Rashida Murphy
The Research Imagination with Annamaria Weldon
Editing with Amanda Curtin
Check out our Masterclasses Value Pack here.
Portland Jones is both a writer and a horse trainer. She has a PhD in literature and runs her own horse-training business. Her first novel, Seeing the Elephant was was shortlisted for the 2015 T.A.G Hungerford Award and then published by Margaret River Press in 2016. She lives in Perth’s Swan Valley with her partner and three children.
Please note, due to limited seating we do not offer ticket refunds.