Thursday, July 14, 2011

Teen Writers Get Serious

The NSW Writers' Centre has a course coming up on Saturday 6 August called Teen Writers Get Serious! with Melina Marchetta. It's a great opportunity for writers aged 16 - 18.

Are you into writing? Do you make up stories in your head or on the page? Want to take it further? Then join the internationally published, prize-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi and The Piper’s Son, Melina Marchetta, for a day of creative writing that will take your
words further.

Through a combination of theory, examples and practical exercises, Melina will explore with students the creation of tension and atmosphere, descriptive scenes and fast-paced narrative, enhancing action, characterisation, point of view, narrative tense, writing strong
dialogue and more, using techniques she has developed over years of writing. Students will complete up to four brief writing pieces throughout the day and come away with new techniques and skills for their craft along with the seeds of new stories.

This workshop is appropriate for 16-18 year olds. HSC Extension 2 English students welcome to attend.

For full details of this course and to book in, visit the NSW Writer's Centre website  or call on 9555 9757.

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