Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sharpen your pencils and mark the diary

Developing your Writing PracticeAdair JonesSaturday 20 June

Hemingway wrote 1,000 words a day (never more) in his pursuit of one true sentence. Writing in her journal, Helen Garner makes a daily practice of sharpening the tools of her craft. Haruki Murakami likens writing a novel to running: as the body strengthens it’s possible to go longer and longer distances. During this workshop, Adair Jones (The Tower of Forgetting) will cover the discipline of daily writing, touching on different approaches, ways to get started and methods for going the distance.

Introduction to PoetryJulie BeveridgeSaturday 14 November

There are so many genres of poetry, often it’s difficult to know where to begin. Join Julie Beveridge (Home is Where the Heartache is) as she takes you through some fundamental exercises and techniques to get your poetic tongues wagging. Whether you would like to write poetry for recreation or publication, this introduction will set you up with the basics you need to get started


Townsville workshops are held at the Aitkenvale Library, Meeting Room, 4 Petunia Street, Aitkenvale.To book, visit the shop.

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