Online Writing Course

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Online Writing Course

Start Date: 12 June 2020
End Date: 10 July 2020
Start Time: 10.00 am
End Time: 11.00 am
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A series of three online workshops in creative writing, led by award winning author Dr Laurie Steed.

Workshop one - Character: Friday June 12 2020 at 10.00am

In this workshop, award-winning author Laurie Steed demystifies character and will enable you to write unique, compelling characters in your own fiction.

Workshop two - Plot: Friday June 26 2020 at 10.00am

In this workshop, award-winning author Laurie Steed reveals that the writing of a quality plot is less about what happens and more about why it happens. In doing this, he'll empower you to write more convincing, more engaging fiction.

Workshop three - The Third Option: Friday July 10 at 10.00am

A means to find an interesting midpoint between the two extremes of narrative progression, The Third Option frees up your prose and allows your characters to play against type. And so in this workshop, award-winning author Laurie Steed opens you up to the possibilities of fiction when you're not too restricted by what's already been written in the past.

About the facilitator:

Dr Laurie Steed is a writer and researcher from Perth, Western Australia. He has a BA from Edith Cowan University, a BJour from Murdoch University, an MA from Monash University and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia. His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has been published in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Review of Australian Fiction, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, The Sleepers Almanac, and elsewhere. He won the 2013 Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction and the Creative Works Prize at the 2013 Higher Degree by Research Achievement Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2012 Bridport Prize. A recipient of funded fellowships from The University of Iowa, The Baltic Writing Residency, The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, The Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation and The Fellowship of Writers (Western Australia), he completed his Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia in 2015. His debut novel, You Belong Here, was published in 2018, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards.