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June Workshop: Brad Barker – “Writing: Clear, Concise and Correct”

15th June @ 1:00pm - 3:30pm

This workshop will be at the Tura Library on the 15th June (Third Saturday)

Brad Barker has maintained a passion for effective speaking and writing; an abiding love of literary and effective prose writing; and a strong aversion to clumsy, obscure, ungrammatical and stilted communication.

  • avoiding ambiguity
  • choosing the right word
  • clarity and conciseness
  • words commonly confused (e.g. affect, effect; disinterested and uninterested)
  • basic grammatical issues
  • elements of style

Brad Barker was Mr Barker to his high school students in English, history, photography and media studies. He taught at Glen Innes, Goulburn and Nowra, before becoming English Head Teacher at Queanbeyan; and again at Eden where he was also the Deputy Principal.
In 2001, Brad became the Principal of Eden Marine High School.

Brad also worked in journalism at the Canberra Times, as relieving Education editor; and then for Fairfax as the project manager to produce a CD-ROM of Sydney Morning Herald resources for HSC students.

Saturday 15th June 2019, from 1pm – 3:30pm @ Tura Beach Library
WFSC members $5, Non-members $10
Follows a free morning writing session from 10am-12pm and a catered $5 lunch at the library

This workshop will be at the Tura Library on the 15th June (Third Saturday)


15th June
1:00pm - 3:30pm
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Writers of the Far South Coast
(02) 6448 9948


Tura Marrang Library & Community Centre
Tura Beach Drive
Tura Beach, NSW 2548 Australia
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(02) 6499 2340