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HELPING WRITERS REALISE THEIR
CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DREAMS

Workshops

Writers SA members receive a discount to all ticketed workshops.

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Our city workshop program is presented in partnership with the Adelaide City Libraries.  

 

 

First Draft

A 12-month program for writers working towards completing their first full length manuscript

January - December 2018

Are you looking for some structured support to help you finish your book? The First Draft program provides monthly writing group meetings, a tailored workshop series, professional feedback and consultations, access to a season of our Daily Inspiration prompts, and peer support to keep you on track to complete your first draft by the end of the year.

This program is suitable for people writing fiction and narrative nonfiction in any genre, including poetry.

Price: General Admission A$1,350.00

Date: January 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Manuscript Incubator

A 12-month program for writers with a completed manuscript, looking towards publication

January - December 2018

Are you looking for support to turn your first draft into a final polished product?

This exclusive program is designed to provide the space, skills, guidance and knowledge you need to revise, redraft and refine your manuscript, and get yourself ready to pitch.

Participants will have access to high quality writing workshops, a monthly writing group for support and critique, professional manuscript feedback, career consultations with industry experts, and more.  This program is suitable for people writing fiction and narrative nonfiction in any genre, including poetry.

Price: General Admission A$1,350.00

Date: January 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Career Track Program - Application

A 12-month program for published writers

January - December 2018

Full Price $1,350  Members Price $890 

Entry to this program is by application. Sign up for this event to apply and you will be contacted with further information.

Are you a published writer who has realised that publication is the beginning of the journey, not the end? Have you had a publication outcome, but still feel lost about where to go from here? Or are you looking to solidify your writing career and source new professional networks and opportunities?

The Career Track program is designed to offer structured ongoing support for mid career, ‘mid list’ authors. It includes monthly group meetings, a weekend intensive, access to professional support and advice, and support to diversify careers and build profiles.

The year-long program will provide you with all the information and support you will need to build your professional networks, skills and profile, covering topics such as understanding the publishing industry and alternative publishing options, money matters for writers, how to get funding, discovering professional opportunities, how to sell your book, new digital possibilities, connecting with readers and more.

Price: General Admission A$0.00

Date: January 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

TWELVE

Do you struggle to find time to write? Too many distractions? Ever think to yourself, ‘If only I just had a day to write, I’d get so much done’? Then TWELVE, the literary lock-in, is for you.

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: January 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

Getting Started

with Matthew Cropley

Keen to leap into writing but not sure where to start? Looking for beginner’s inspiration or to reignite a lost passion? Then this is the workshop to kickstart your new writing journey.

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: January 14, 2018

Available Spaces: 14

Become a Paid Travel Writer

with Max Anderson

(Available at a discounted rate as part of the Writers SA Summer School)

Discover the machinations of a busy newspaper travel section with Max Anderson. He’ll divulge tricks of the travel writer’s trade and help you get noticed by the people who pay.

Price: General Admission A$180.00

Date: January 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 13

Writers SA Summer School

Has your writing got a bit flabby over the holiday break? Get motivated and back in form at our mid-January Summer School with Max Anderson, Rebekah Clarkson and Kate Larsen.

The Summer School is comprised of three workshops, available individually at the links below, or together as this discounted package.

Become a Paid Travel Writer with Max Anderson

Digital Poetry with Kate Larsen

New Year's Writing Resolutions with Rebekah Clarkson

 

Full Price $375 / Writers SA Members Price $250

Price: General Admission A$375.00

Date: January 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Digital Poetry

with Kate Larsen (a.k.a. Katie Keys or @tinylittlepoems)

(Available at a discounted rate as part of the Writers SA Summer School)

The Internet has kindled an exciting new world of digital poetry. Find out how putting your poems online can connect you to a vibrant community and expose your work to a much broader audience.

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: January 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 14

New Year's Writing Resolutions

with Rebekah Clarkson

(Writers SA Summer School)

How romantic and breezy do those writing resolutions look in that fresh new 2018 diary? But deep down you know you’ve made such promises before, only to weep tears of frustration into your inkwell...

How can you forge a productive writing practice around working, parenting and cleaning out the gutters? Rebekah’s here to help.

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: January 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Writing True Stories

with Patti Miller

(Part of the Life Writing Weekend)

Only 12 places. Book early!           

Are you burning to write your personal truth? Join renowned memoirist and teacher Patti Miller to get your project started – and finished. Learn how to access memories, find your writing voice, create vivid detail, and bring your experience to life on the page.

Price: General Admission A$270.00

Date: February 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

Life Writing Weekend

Includes 1 full-day and 1 half-day workshop.

Is your work inspired by your life? Are you always being told ‘You should write a book!’ but you’re not sure how to start? Then this weekend is for you, with workshops covering how to write fiction and nonfiction from your life experiences. Patti Miller is the best memoir teacher in the country, and Cameron Raynes is back with another ★★★★★ fiction workshop.

Includes:

Writing True Stories with Patti Miller

Distilling the Personal Into Fiction with Cameron Raynes

A copy of Writing True Stories by Patti Miller

Price: General Admission A$360.00

Date: February 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Distilling the Personal into Fiction

with Cameron Raynes

(Part of the Life Writing Weekend)

You’ve probably heard the common writerly wisdom that you should write what you know. What if, instead, you wrote about what you feel? About what angers, confuses or excites you?

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: February 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Getting Published

with Sarah Tooth

There’s an overwhelming amount of information available on how to get published, and – based on other writers’ anecdotes – an infinite number of pathways to publication. But how do you navigate it all, and where do you start? How do you decide the right path for you and your manuscript?

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: February 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 13

Writing for Young Adults

with Vikki Wakefield

(Children and YA Day)

If you're writing YA fiction, or considering it, there’s a lot you should know. It’s a specific and difficult genre to get right, but when you do, the rewards are immense.

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: February 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Writing for Middle Grade

with Adam Cece

(Children and YA Day)

So you want to write middle grade fiction? Great choice! Publishers are always looking for new voices in middle grade, and you'll be writing for one of the most passionate and fun audiences imaginable.

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: February 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Writing for Young People Day

A day dedicated to the craft of writing for young people. Join award-winning authors Vikki Wakefield and Adam Cece who’ll show you the nuances of writing for specific age groups, and give your manuscript the best chance of publication.

Includes:

Writing for Young Adults with Vikki Wakefield

Writing for Middle Grade with Adam Cece

 

Special members combined price of full Children and YA Day: $130

Price: General Admission A$170.00

Date: February 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Member Only Event

Writing Romance for Publication - The Secret Revealed!

with Trish Morey

Romance is the biggest selling genre in the world, and everyone wants to know the secret to writing a romance that sells. Trish Morey, USA Today Bestselling Author of more than thirty-five titles, is about to let you into the tricks of the trade of how to write a romance and how to get published.

Price: General Admission A$180.00

Date: February 17, 2018

Available Spaces: 14

The Novella: Mastering the Movie-Length Read

with Nick Earls

The novella is often seen as an in-between form, stuck betwixt the short story and the novel. Nick Earls takes three years of PhD research (for his award-winning Wisdom Tree series) and distills it into six hours of key information about contemporary novella craft and markets.

Price: General Admission A$225.00

Date: February 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 13

Structure and Plot

with Jeri Kroll

What’s the difference between story and plot? How do you structure an effective narrative arc to give readers the experience you want them to have? Whether you plot before you begin, or you draft first and revise later, plot is the cornerstone. It drives your characters’ motivations and behaviours.

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: February 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Building Your Online Profile

with Kate Larsen (a.k.a. Katie Keys or @tinylittlepoems)

It’s more important than ever for writers to think about their online profile – even before they've been published. Join literary sector leader and social media poet Kate Larsen to find out what options are available online, how to use them to your best advantage, and how to balance your writing time alongside the time you need to spend building your brand as a writer.

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: March 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 14

Writing Fantasy

with C.S. Pacat

Two-day Workshop

The best fantasy novels keep you immersed until 3am. So how do you craft a captivating fantasy novel that grabs your readers and doesn’t let them go until they turn the last page? Join C.S. Pacat at this two-day workshop as she takes you through the key stages of writing a page-turning fantasy.

Price: General Admission A$390.00

Date: March 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

 

Adelaide City Library members receive a discount off the full price of selected Writers SA workshops. Please contact the Adelaide City Libraries to receive a promotional code to use when booking.