Registration for Workshops NOW OPEN

We’re excited to announce that registration for our special Blak & Bright masterclasses is now open.

These three workshops are extremely good value and are being led by master writers, Anita Heiss, Kate Howarth and Ellen van Neerven. They are suitable for writers of any stage but bring along a piece that you are already working on to get the best value from the session.


Popular fiction with Anita Heiss (Sunday 21 February, 10:30am–2:00pm, $55) 
So, you want to write a novel with mass appeal. A story about women for women? Then join bestselling author Anita Heiss to learn how to write a novel that champions believable characters in authentic settings. Bring your sense of humour, your own stories of heartbreak and be prepared to write, share and laugh.

Memoir writing with Kate Howarth (Sunday 21 February, 10:30am–12:00pm OR 2:30pm–4:00pm, $30) 
This hands-on workshop, specifically designed for Indigenous writers, will involve the process of memoir writing, and will be beneficial to an emerging writer or established writer tackling memoir writing for the first time. The workshop will take the participants from the first stages of getting the story down, to fine tuning and manuscript development.

The language of home black&write! Workshop with Ellen van Neerven (Sunday 21 February, 10:30am–12:00pm OR 2:30pm–4:00pm, $30) 
The language of home could mean our vocabulary, codes and vernacular; it could mean the language of childhood, country, or the streets. The fiction and poetry workshop will explore how to be authentic in dialogue and encourage the representation of lives and identities not often present in Australian literature.

Workshop Venue
Koorie Heritage Trust
Lvl 3, The Yarra Building
Federation Square
Melbourne, Victoria 3000


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