Please note that this workshop will be held at the Tura Marrang Library.
Writing is the main key to understanding and expressing human creativity and the focus in this workshop is on creating work that is both emotive and atmospheric.
Stephen will cover points such as:
- Viewing, noticing and converting stimulus into an engaging narrative.
- Using lyrical and emotive language and poetic devices.
- Describe the links between casual discussion and literature.
- Conduct workshop and feedback session.
Reviews of Stephen’s workshop
- “Very enjoyable. The point by point way to build and control our narratives very interesting. Stephen’s selection of readings explained his ideas well about ways emotive writing is generated. He also drew well on the depth of reading experience in the group.”
- Terrific day… Thank you Stephen. As I said, I’m more of a reader than a writer but I’ve enjoyed talking about books and planning to read a whole lot more.”
- “It was very interesting and gave me plenty to think about.”
- “I have almost no short-term memory… the passages that were read out were nice to listen to but I had forgotten how the passage began when asked to comment on the emotion it was meant to convey. Handouts would have been helpful. Also, opportunities to write and be critiqued may have been useful.”
- “The workshop guilted me a little into feeling like I need to read more books but then reminded me of a recent stat I read dated 2000… if I was to sit and write both day and night and listed every book in print it would take 16 years. So… not guilty anymore. Was then able to take the real message of the workshop away with me. Find an emotion and sit it on your shoulder… make your common thread.”
- “Interesting talk on emotive writing.”
- “A very masculine view of emotion.”
- “Could have been more instructional… more exercises.”
- “As a bit of a novice, I found this session entertaining and very informative.”
- “Needed more exercises to illustrate the point.”
- “Interesting and at times esoteric discussion/conversation, but I would have liked this mixed in with hands-on writing activities.”