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Arnold Zable - Writer & Storyteller
Arnold Zable is an award winning writer, novelist, storyteller and human rights advocate situated in Melbourne, Australia.

Events » Writing Workshop: The Art of Story

Writing Workshop: The Art of Story

Archived event
11 October 2014 from 10:00am to 5:00pm (AEST)
Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
Ticket price: $295.00

You have a story to tell, or an idea for a story, perhaps several ideas. Taken from life, your own life, or what you have observed in others. Perhaps you have begun to write it, and are stuck. The most important question is: What is the best way to tell the story? As fiction or non-fiction? Novel or memoir; short story or feature? The borderline between fiction and non-fiction is not as distinct as some would have it. There are techniques common to both. There are also hybrids that cross the boundaries in daring and imaginative ways.

At the heart of good writing, whatever the genre, is the art of imagination, and the technique of scene construction, and writing about place and character. There is also the evolving structure of a story. This workshop will include discussion, feedback, question sessions and writing exercises. It will also explore how to break the various blocks that can come up in the process. As a writer who has published extensively both in fiction and non-fiction, novel and memoir, Arnold Zable will take you through the processes by which a writer finally arrives at their decision.

The course includes:

• A full day's intensive tuition from 10am - 5pm
• Lunch and regular tea & coffee breaks
• A 10% discount on full priced books purchased at any Readings shop – the official bookseller for the Academy (not valid for online purchases, other offers, lay-bys or special orders)

Book soon to avoid disappointment.