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Applying the Polish with Katrina Germein

Start date:
01-05-2014 18:00
End date:
22-05-2014 21:00
Cost:
$320.00
Member cost:
$240.00 (login)

You’ve written a children’s picture book and it’s sort of finished but not quite. You want to make it better but you’re not exactly sure how. What you’d really love is some expert advice and individual feedback. Sound like you?

Picture books are unlike any other genre. How do you carefully unfold an engaging narrative within such a tiny word count? Katrina Germein presents a hands-on workshop examining multiple ways to improve your picture book story.

Four Thursdays: 1, 8, 15 and 22 May. 6pm – 9pm.

 

FIND YOUR GENRE. Suitable for aspiring children’s writers who have a completed or near completed manuscript.

Trapping the Montage with Emily Davis

Start date:
03-05-2014 10:00
End date:
03-05-2014 13:00
Cost:
$90.00
Member cost:
$60.00 (login)

Journey deep into a land of songwriting and musical poetry.

Emily Davis lifts the veil on the highly personal process of lyric writing. In this interactive workshop, she shares the tools and techniques used to translate mindseye imagery into narratives and conjure musical poetry succinctly and powerfully.


OFF THE PAGE. Suitable for all levels.

Writing for Radio with Tony Collins

Start date:
03-05-2014 14:00
End date:
03-05-2014 17:00
Cost:
$90.00
Member cost:
$60.00 (login)

There are unlimited opportunities to get your writing out to the world, especially if you think outside the square. Have you ever considered presenting your stories via radio? Whether your background is fiction or creative nonfiction, writing for radio presents new ways to tell your stories, build your audience, and extend your craft.

Tony Collins presents a practical and provocative workshop that examines the art of narrative nonfiction and literary journalism on radio


OFF THE PAGE. Suitable for all levels

Get Published! with Allayne Webster

Start date:
10-05-2014 10:00
End date:
10-05-2014 13:00
Cost:
$90.00
Member cost:
$60.00 (login)

Breaking into the publishing world is every writer’s dream. But how do you do it?

Are published authors just lucky? Luck plays a part, but hard work, strategic thinking, and self education plays a much bigger role than you think. Let’s talk about what YOU can do to improve your chances.

 

KNOW YOUR BUSINESS. Suitable for writers looking to be published.

Reading and Writing for a Literary Journal with Jennifer Mills

Start date:
10-05-2014 14:00
End date:
10-05-2014 17:00
Cost:
$90.00
Member cost:
$60.00 (login)

All your questions about publishing in literary journals answered.

As the fiction editor at Overland literary journal, Jennifer Mills reads hundreds of submission of short stories, and regularly provides feedback both to individual writers, and as general comments to all emerging writers.

 

KNOW YOUR BUSINESS. Suitable for writers seeking publication in literary journals.

Editing Boot Camp

Start date:
16-05-2014 10:00
End date:
18-05-2014 16:00
Cost:
$400.00
Member cost:
$300.00 (login)

Have you finished your manuscript and are considering submitting it, finding an editor, or getting an assessment? Or all three?

Before you do, why not bring it along to our three day intensive editing boot camp. You’ll learn what editing is, who does it, how to learn the skills, advanced grammar and writing rules, then move on to self-editing techniques and practical exercises.

 

10am - 4pm daily. Click the link for program details.

 

Outcomes:

During this weekend intensive you will gain a solid understanding of the editorial process and develop practical techniques to edit your own work up to publication standard and engage and work with an editor. You will come away with the skills to turn your manuscript into the most polished, publishable version possible.

This boot camp is ideal for those people who have completed their manuscript and are enthusiastic to make their work the best that they can in preparation for submitting to a publisher or self publishing.


CRAFT. Suitable for writers with completed or near completed manuscripts


Book Marketing and Publicity with ASA

Start date:
24-05-2014 10:00
End date:
24-05-2014 16:00
Cost:
$155.00
Member cost:
$0.00 (login)

This course will introduce participants to the process of publicising and marketing a published book. It will cover: working with a professional publicist, or publicising your self-published work, what to expect from a publisher’s publicity and marketing campaign, what is a ‘hook’ and how to get one, generating press releases and marketing plans, useful skills for authors, techniques for attracting free publicity to your project and interview technique.

Join Text Publishing's Editorial Manager, Dr Emily Booth, for this full day valuable workshop. Brought to you in partnership with ASA.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Members Monthly - May

Start date:
29-05-2014 12:30
End date:
29-05-2014 13:30
Cost:
Free
Member cost:
Free
Are you a budding romance writer? Wondering where to go to for support? Meet members of SARA (South Australian Romance Authors), one of our most successful writers groups, who will discuss how to make your way through the romance maze.

Please ensure you RSVP to Emily Palmer, Admin Assistant, 8223 7662 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

This FREE event is for MEMBERS ONLY.

Writing Animals with Jennifer Mills (at Adelaide Zoo)

Start date:
31-05-2014 10:00
End date:
31-05-2014 16:00
Cost:
$200.00
Member cost:
$135.00 (login)
A full day immersive workshop for adults at the Adelaide Zoo with author Jennifer Mills.
What does a tiger mean? Do meerkats like poetry? Is the panda a metaphor, or a character? Join award-winning author Jennifer Mills for a unique all-day writing workshop at the Adelaide Zoo.

 

Ticket price includes zoo entry. Further information will be provided on registration.

 

IMMERSION. Suitable for all levels.  

TWELVE

Start date:
01-06-2014 07:00
End date:
01-06-2014 19:00
Cost:
$90.00
Member cost:
$60.00 (login)
Continue your weekend of immersive writing experiences with a twelve hour writing lock in!
It’s getting colder and the days are shorter. Come join us for a dawn til dusk writing marathon.
This is your “no excuses, no limits, no distractions” opportunity to warm up your winter writing goals and get your writing projects heated up to boiling point. No escape, no diversions, no wandering focus. Just twelve uninterrupted hours of unadulterated writing.

The Complete Short Story with David Chapple

Start date:
05-06-2014 00:00
End date:
26-06-2014 00:00
Cost:
$200.00
Member cost:
$140.00 (login)

A four session short course to give participants the opportunity to develop and complete a short story.

Using dynamic workshop techniques you will be supported to explore the form and find your unique voice even if you are an absolute beginner. At the end of this session every participant will have a complete work of short fiction. In four sessions a week apart, participants will have the time to create a perfect and complete story.

Four Thursdays: 5, 12, 19 & 26  June - 6pm – 9pm


BUILDING BLOCKS. Suitable for beginners.


Weekend Romance: A Fair to Remember

Start date:
14-06-2014 10:00
End date:
15-06-2014 16:00
Cost:
$340.00
Member cost:
$240.00 (login)

Presented by SAWC and Romance Writers of Australia Inc.

A weekend for writers and lovers of romantic fiction.

Stop penning those love letters, put down the Mills & Boon, and forget those roses – it's time for our inaugural genre fair – and it’s romance! RWA and SAWC have come together to bring you two days of whirling workshops, panel sessions, masterclasses, industry advice, meet the authors sessions, book signings, and more. And on the Saturday night it’s the fundraising event of the year: our romance-themed lit quiz night. An irresistible festi-fool to fall in love with!  Full program and speakers announced in April.


“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet”, Plato

REGISTRATIONS OPEN SOON. FULL PROGRAM RELEASED IN APRIL.

 

Single Day: $130 SAWC and RWA members / $170 non-members
Quiz Night: $20 per head
Weekend Package (2 days plus Quiz Night): $240/ $340

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Getting Personal: Writing Personal Essays with Dr Jillian Schedneck

Start date:
21-06-2014 14:00
End date:
21-06-2014 17:00
Cost:
$90.00
Member cost:
$60.00 (login)
Interested in life writing or memoir? Learn to tell your own stories in essay form.
Through personal essays we share the memorable and ordinary moments of our lives creating stories that are unique and universal, reflective and alive. Whether you’ve written personal essays and don’t know where to go next, or have never written one but are interested in the genre, this workshop will give you the tools to get started, and go further.

FIND YOUR GENRE. Suitable for all levels.

Flash Fiction with Angela Meyer

Start date:
22-06-2014 10:00
End date:
22-06-2014 16:00
Cost:
$160.00
Member cost:
$110.00 (login)
Join one of Australia’s best loved literary bloggers, Angela Meyer, as she introduces you to the world of flash fiction.
Very short stories have been around a long time. Kafka, Woolf and Hemingway all have stories that can be read in a matter of minutes. 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.

FIND YOUR GENRE. Suitable for all levels.

Creative Writing for Beginners with David Chapple

Start date:
28-06-2014 10:00
End date:
28-06-2014 16:00
Cost:
$90.00
Member cost:
$60.00 (login)
Kick off your writing career today!
If you have passion, ideas and motivation then this workshop will add technique and confidence to your armory. This workshop will help you find your voice and form; it will show you your strengths and give you the confidence to complete your creative journey. If you want to write this workshop will show you the breadth of contemporary writing practice, the challenges of the industry and the rewards of a life with words.

BUILDING BLOCKS. Suitable for beginners.