Enjoy a week of creativity and craft in fiction writing.

Tuition fees have been kept at last year’s level. All fees clearly show the GST component.

Adults: $407.00*, Under 18: $231.00*

* Prices include GST

  • Age: 16+
  • Skill Level: Everyone
  • Status: Full.
  • Campus: Bellingen Public School
  • Situated on the corner of Lovell  & William streets, Bellingen
  • Only 5 minutes walk away from great cafes with special takeaway deals. Check out the Purple Carrot and The Little Red Kitchen
  • There is plenty of street parking around the school.
  • A bus provides transport between the Primary school and the High School at the beginning and end of the day plus the lunchtime break.
WRITING WITH ANNETTE

 

This course will suit beginners and more advanced writers and will cover essential aspects of both short story and novel writing. Classroom based instruction will alternate with practical writing exercises on essential components of good writing, including character, conflict, voice, point of view, theme, dialogue, setting, description, beginnings, and rhythm and sound. Students will receive handouts with examples of great writing from the Australian literature to fuel their imagination. If participants complete the homework assigned daily, they will have the draft of a short story or significant components of their novel by the end of the course.

 

 

 

Course Requirements

Bring a laptop If you prefer to take notes and do writing exercises electronically or a book and pens if you prefer to do it by hand.

Tutor

Annette Marfording

Annette Marfording

Annette has been a published writer for more than 25 years. Her creative writing teachers include leading Australian authors such as Kristina Olsson, Cate Kennedy, Steven Carroll, Michael Robotham, Bryce Courtenay, and many more. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies. Check out her website  annettemarfording.com She was a fiction book reviewer for The Law Society Journal for ten years and is now reviewing books for both The Newtown Review of Books and the Rochford Street Review (both online). She is currently working on the manuscript for her first novel. She was Program Director of the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival until 2015 and chairs author conversations and panels at the festival every year. She created and broadcasts a regular program on Australian writers and their work on radio 2bbb FM. Her book Celebrating Australian Writing: Conversations with Australian Authors features 21 in-depth conversations with Australian authors on their books, central themes in their body of work, writing methods, central tips for aspiring writers and more. They include leading and emerging Australian authors such as Robert Dessaix, David Malouf, Kristina Olsson, Cate Kennedy, Robert Drewe, Michael Robotham, Georgia Blain, Debra Adelaide, Jon Bauer, Chris Womersley, Larissa Behrendt and Kate Howarth. In 2016 Annette began teaching creative writing courses herself, including for Mission Australia in Sawtell, at the Grassroots Festival in April, and at the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival in

 

  • Age: 16+
  • Skill Level: Everyone
  • Status: Full.
  • Campus: Bellingen Public School
  • Situated on the corner of Lovell  & William streets, Bellingen
  • Only 5 minutes walk away from great cafes with special takeaway deals. Check out the Purple Carrot and The Little Red Kitchen
  • There is plenty of street parking around the school.
  • A bus provides transport between the Primary school and the High School at the beginning and end of the day plus the lunchtime break.

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