with Rebekah Clarkson
as part of our Regional Writers Project
Flannery O’Conner famously once said: ‘Nothing more needs to happen in a writer’s life once they’ve reached twenty, they will have enough material for stories to last a lifetime.’ But how can you mine your own life and experiences to create a work of compelling fiction?
Join acclaimed and award-winning contemporary short story writer Rebekah Clarkson as she guides you through a range of exercises to unearth the brilliant stories that can be triggered from your own life.
Come and learn how to write what you ‘don’t know’, how to ask the ‘what if?’ question, and why your subconscious mind is so important in creative process. The workshop will also cover a range of craft techniques specifically targeted toward the short story, such as point of view, showing and telling, language and voice.
Rebekah Clarkson’s short stories have been published widely, most recently in Best Australian Stories, Australian Book Review, and Something Special, Something Rare: Outstanding short stories by Australian women published by Black Inc. Her stories have also been recognized in major awards in Australia and overseas, including the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, Fish Publishing Short Story Prize, Glimmer Train and the Carmel Bird Long Story Award. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, where she also teaches. Most recently, she taught Fiction Writing at the University of Austin, Texas in summer 2015.
Workshop participants, SA Writers Centre members, and anyone interested in writing are also invited to attend a free SA Writers Networking Event on Sunday 3 December 4-5pm. Get away from the desk, share some light refreshments with other writers (including Rebekah!), or come along with questions. Writers of any age and stage welcome. RSVP here.
Venue: Ceduna Community Library, Bergmann Drive, Ceduna
This workshop is FREE for SAWC Members.
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