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Our city workshop program is presented in partnership with the Adelaide City Libraries.  ACL members receive a discount off the full price of City Libraries workshops. Contact ACL for a booking code.



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: 0

Fiction Masterclass with Cory Doctorow

Exclusively from Adelaide Writers' Week


“The way I write, which may not be the way you write”

Join science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow for an exclusive workshop about characters, plots, the arts, the internet and why you should never, ever ask an established writer how to break into the field.

Price: General Admission A$135.00

Date: March 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Such a Character! Writing Family: Memoir Masterclass with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Exclusively from Adelaide Writers Week


Who, reading Mary Karr’s memoirs, could fail to imagine her knife-wielding, smart-talking Texan mother? Who, reading Patricia Lockwood, can forget her father, the Rush Limbaugh-quoting, Arby’s-snarfing, farting priest? When we write memoir or autobiographical fiction, our characters are drawn from the people we love, the people we know best—those about whom we may have said our whole lives, “They’re such characters!” So why is it that sometimes those characters appear the blurriest in our drafts?

Price: General Admission A$135.00

Date: March 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

Essay Masterclass with Mandy Len Catron

Exclusively from Adelaide Writers Week


“Taking an essay – and an essay collection – from idea to fruition”


This masterclass will help you explore and traverse the world of the essay, from the personal to the ideological, and consider the grittier details of how to create a cohesive collection of essays. By looking at some recent essay collections and considering how they work, Catron will teach you how to combine your personal experience with research and reflection. You’ll leave this class with an in-depth understanding of how to develop, structure, and even pitch a collection of essays, and with the inspiration to use real-life experiences as a starting point for investigating more universal questions.

Price: General Admission A$135.00

Date: March 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

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: 1

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: 4


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.