Creative Writing: Stories Short & True

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Learn how to write a short story with our Creative Writing Courses in Sydney.

What do Helen Garner, Tim Winton and David Sedaris have in common? They have all written about small snippets from their life and turned the stuff of the everyday into art.

Join us for a one day workshop to learn how to embrace moments from your life and spin them into a true short story. You’ll consider themes such as your family, your most surprising day, your greatest life passion and your relationship with nature, for example, the sea. You will learn how to craft your memories into a short and true story.

Course content
  • We will look at short creative nonfiction stories by significant authors including Helen Garner, Tim Winton and David Sedaris. In particular, Helen Garner’s True Stories, Tim Winton’s Island Home and David Sedaris' Naked.
  • We will workshop the range of themes that emerge from a consideration of those works.
  • We will explore how to look at everyday life as an opportunity for stories.
  • We will look at techniques and styles as to what makes an engaging work of creative nonfiction.
Learning outcomes

After attending this course you will have:

  • gained a greater knowledge of the variety of works of creative nonfiction
  • learned how to identify opportunities for stories in everyday life
  • an understanding of the techniques and styles that make an engaging work of creative nonfiction
  • learned how to start writing a short creative nonfiction story using material from your own life
Please come prepared...

Please bring a pen and note book.

Classes

Creative Writing: Stories Short & True

<p>Learn how to write a short story with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/Arts/writing-creative-writing-courses-classes-sydney">Creative Writing Courses</a> in Sydney.</p

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$159 Limited inc GST / $127.20 / $143.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The chance to have a go and write something. Sharing my story with the rest of the class and hearing their stories. The amazing quality of everyone's writing. Hearing our tutor reading from successful authors to help us come up with themes.

  • said: It was an interesting and well-run course

  • said: Really enjoyed the day, very productive and very life changing. Thank you.

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