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Masterclasses - The Research Imagination (Cancelled)

Saturday August 1, 2020
13:00 - 17:00

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to another date. Please subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to be informed when the Masterclasses will return.

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 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.

Join Annamaria Weldon in a masterclass on ‘The Research Imagination’

“In my experience, undertaking research stimulates the imagination. This applies to writing fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry.  I’ve been surprised at how many people think the opposite happens, so I examined my own process to discover how I do it, why it is intrinsic to my writing, and how it applies to others in various practices and with different personalities. In the masterclass, through discussion, writing opportunities and shared knowledge, I will address how to organise research and the resulting information so as to find it inspirational: ways to play with the words and concepts from various worlds, whether of culture, history, of personal memory, biology, nature, folklore, crime or anthropology; and also, how to maintain the balance between your original creative work and its sources.”

Other Masterclasses

Politics in Narrative with Susan Midalia

Rediscovering the Personal with Michelle Michau Crawford

The Hybrid Narrative with Rashida Murphy

The Narrative Landscape with Portland Jones

Editing with Amanda Curtin

Check out our Masterclasses Value Pack here.

Annamaria Weldon is a West Australian poet who also writes and publishes in other genres, and has done since her first feature article appeared in 1978. Working with words in different ways, she’s developed the writing practice which has sustained her for more than thirty years through changes of career, home life and location.

Western Australia has been her home since 1984. As a child she lived in Guatemala, London and North Africa and later returned to her birthplace, Malta. On the island she finished her schooling, started a family, worked as a journalist and first published her poetry.

In The Lake’s Apprentice (UWAP 2014) she tells the story of connecting once more to a beloved place, and how the wetlands of the south-west coast transformed her life.

Please note, due to limited seating we do not offer ticket refunds.


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Annamaria Weldon

Annamaria Weldon was born in Malta and emigrated to Western Australia in 1984. She has been awarded artist residencies with Symbiotica at the University of Western Australia (2009) and St James Cavalier in Malta (2016), and has undertaken many field trips for research.

Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

Public Transport
The Centre is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth Busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Wheelchair access is provided. The Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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