Learn how to write short fiction, navigate the world of freelancing and build narrative in long-form journalism.
This workshop teaches participants how to navigate the difficult landscape that is freelance writing. Get insights on pitching, researching and managing the business aspects of the job from social justice journalist Ginger Gorman. The talk provides essential lessons for those at the beginning of their careers and experienced freelancers alike.
Making It as a Freelance Writer is on Saturday August 31 at The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne from 10am to 12.30pm.
Journalists are constantly experimenting with form in an attempt to keep content relevant and shareable. Hear from Human Rights Watch researcher and former newspaper editor Andreas Harsono on how to plan, research and structure long-form journalism in a fast-paced and ever-changing market.
Building Narrative in Long-Form Journalism is on Sunday September 1 at The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne from 2.30pm to 5pm.
In this workshop, award-winning author Laura Elvery draws on her experience to help participants master short-fiction writing. Attendees will learn the skills behind unpacking plot, structure, form, character and voice to help turn ideas into great stories.
Crafting Short Fiction is on Saturday September 7 at The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne from 2.30pm to 5pm.
In this session, Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan reflects on his body of work, failures with his first novel and things he’s learned during his career. Considering his work in literature, film and journalism, Flanagan’s successes and lessons learned in multiple fields provide great insight for writers and creatives to take home. Hosted by novelist Toni Jordan.
Richard Flanagan: You Win Some, You Lose Some is on Saturday September 7 at RMIT Storey Hall, 336 Swanston Street, Melbourne from 8pm to 9pm.
In this talk, writer and public speaker Amal Awad addresses some of the moral questions writers are faced with. Do writers have a duty to directly confront global issues and those in power, or do they just serve to connect people through storytelling? Awad also will also share tips on how to write a great story, and insights into her own career.
The Personal and Political in Fiction is on Sunday September 8 at The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne from 10am to 12.30pm.
Participants in this workshop will hear from author Sam George-Allen on how to get the most out of writing creative non-fiction. Learn about writing and researching essays, long-form journalism, memoir and more in an engaging talked designed to inspire your imagination.
Opportunities of Creative Non-Fiction is on Sunday September 8 at The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne From 2.30pm to 5pm.