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Advancing along the Write Track – Writing workshops

Writing workshops

A series of advanced writing classes that will deepen your understanding of literature and the skills used to create vibrant stories.

Wednesday 27 September – Rewriting & Editing

Join local writer David Allan-Petale* for the first session in a series of advanced writing classes at the Wanneroo Library that will deepen your understanding of literature and the skills used to create vibrant stories.

Writing is rewriting. Editing sharpens what we rewrite. In this class, writers will take a section of their own writing, interrogate it, and rewrite to elevate its elements. Then they’ll hack it back, and do it again…

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Wednesday 4 October – Writing landscape & metaphors

From the border plains of Cormac McCarthy to the Caribbean interior of Jean Rhys and the coast of Tim Winton, landscape can be a character in its own right. In this class, writers will learn to explore the setting of their works and draw new meanings and influences. They’ll also work to understand the use of metaphors, and how to make something more than just alike.

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Wednesday 11 October – Point of View & Narration

In this class, writers will learn how to expand and then refine their use of POV (point of view) and narration so they can tell sharper stories. Who tells the story and how is a crucial element in literature. We will also consider how making changes to who tells what – and when – could unlock something magical.

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Wednesday 18 October – Beginnings & endings

How we start a story and how we finish it are the two things readers can most connect with – and most reject! In this class, writers will explore different ways and means of beginning their story and building it to an ending that does more than just announce the last full stop.

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*David Allan-Petale is a writer from Perth, Western Australia whose debut novel Locust Summer was published in 2021 by Fremantle Press. The book was longlisted for the 2021 ALS Gold Medal for "an outstanding literary work," and was shortlisted for the 2022 WA Premier’s Western Australian Premier's Book Awards - The Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer. The manuscript was shortlisted for the 2017 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, and developed through a fellowship at Varuna, the National Writers’ House.

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