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Crafting Great Short Stories and Fiction - Streaky Bay


with Rebekah Clarkson

FREE for members

as part of our Regional Writers Project

The best stories are often the ones that surprise us, the ones we never meant to write, or the ones that seem to come from nowhere.

Join acclaimed and award-winning contemporary short story writer Rebekah Clarkson as she guides you through a range of exercises to help trigger your own brilliant and unexpected short story and fiction writing ideas.

You will also learn techniques to bring your writing to life, such as authentic and effective dialogue, and the use of highly specific concrete and sensory detail.


Rebekah Clarkson is a fiction writer, editor, mentor, sessional academic and teacher of creative writing. Her novel-in-stories, Barking Dogs (Affirm Press), is set in Mount Barker, South Australia and has been widely acclaimed. Her short stories have appeared in journals such as Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories, Australian Book Review and Something Special, Something Rare: Outstanding Short Stories by Australian Women (Black Inc.). Her stories have been recognised in major awards in Australia and overseas, including the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, Fish Publishing Short Story Prize and Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open. She has a BA in Aboriginal Studies and an MA and PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide. She has taught short story writing at the University of Adelaide and at the University of Texas at Austin. Rebekah is a Board member of the International Society of the Short Story in English.


Workshop participants, SA Writers Centre members, and anyone interested in writing are also invited to attend a free SA Writers Networking Event on Saturday 2 December, 3.30-5pm. 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: Streaky Bay Visitors Centre, 21 Bay Rd, Streaky Bay (entrance via back door)


This workshop is FREE for SAWC Members.

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