Revealing our 2024 Adelaide Writers’ Week Masterclasses

Back by popular demand, our scintillating series of Writers Studio events in association with Adelaide Writers’ Week return!

These special masterclasses provide rare insight and practical writing guidance with unparalleled Australian authors.

Join Susan Johnson (QLD) for a deep dive into the art of memoir, and Sara M Saleh (NSW) will explore writing place in poetry.

These intimate, in-person event sizes are strictly limited — book with haste.

Memoir Writing with Susan Johnson (QLD)

Susan Johnson, Kythera, 2019

Drawing on Susan Johnson’s experience as the author of 14 acclaimed books, including the strikingly original Aphrodite’s Breath, you will deep dive into the art of memoir, from voice and the writerly “I”, to structure and focus, with prompts, exercises, and guidance to enrich your creative practice.

Writers SA Members Price $88 | Full Price $140
Venue: State Library, Adelaide
Time: 10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
Date: Sunday March 3

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Writing Place in Poetry with Sara M Saleh (NSW)

Photograph by Stefanie Zingsheim

Join award-winning poet, human rights lawyer, and refugee campaigner Sara M Saleh for a very special poetry masterclass. In this generative writing workshop, we’ll interrogate our relationship with place, the places we think we know, and the places that have located and dislocated us. We will find the writing prompt in poems exploring the theme of place, and we will be guided by tools for intentional reading as a way to build portals into a poem when we can’t find a door.

Writers SA Members Price $88 | Full Price $140
Venue: State Library, Adelaide
Time: 1:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Date: Saturday March 2

Book here

Presented in association with Adelaide Writers’ Week, view the full program here.

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