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Contemporary Criticism

Join freelance journalist, critic and editor Walter Marsh (The Guardian, The Adelaide Review, The Saturday Paper, The Monthly, InDaily) for an approachable guide to writing and publishing reviews and criticism, whether you’re passionate about music, film and TV, theatre, literature and art, or anything that makes you want to think and write.

Never in human history have we been surrounded by so many reviews. But when anyone with an opinion can sprinkle stars or scorn across the Internet, what role does a 'critic' play? And how can writing about art enrich the experience for readers, audiences, and us as writers?


Participants will learn:

  • Why do we write about art, and who are we writing for?
  • What makes a ‘good’ review?
  • Finding your voice as a critic and arts journalist
  • Pathways to publication
  • Build a rewarding and sustainable writing practice.


About Walter Marsh

Walter Marsh is an editor and content maker based in Adelaide, with a background in history, arts journalism and digital storytelling. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Monthly, The Saturday Paper, InDaily, Broadsheet, CityMag, Rip It Up, Jetstar Magazine, Royal Auto and The Thousands.

Photo credit: Sia Duff



—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!

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—Members of other writing centres in the National Writers Centre Network can access our member discount. Contact [email protected] with your membership number to make your booking.


Price: Writers SA Member $35/Non-member $50

Venue: Zoom


  • Starts: November 23rd, 2021 7:00 PM
  • Finishes: November 23rd, 2021 8:30 PM

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