Online Clinic with Dr Sandra Thibodeaux
There’s nothing more important in the writing process than honest and constructive feedback. In this online clinic you’ll receive just that, both from our experienced workshop lead Dr Sandra Thibodeaux and your peers. So, if you have a chapter of your book that you think needs some work, a screenplay that’s waiting to be dusted off, or a poem or two that needs a critical eye, then this is the course for you.
Dr Sandra Thibodeaux is a playwright and poet who has published four collections of poetry, with the latest being Dirty H2O (Mulla Mulla Press). Sandra has written more than a dozen plays that have been staged as part of festivals across Indonesia and Australia, and broadcast on Radio National. Her latest plays include The Age of Bones, A Smoke Social, Mr Takahashi (and other falling secrets) and The Lion Tamer. Sandra has twice won the NT Literary Awards for her plays, and has been short-listed for both the Patrick White and Griffin playwriting awards. The Age of Bones was nominated for a prestigious Green Room Award (Melbourne) for Best Ensemble and is currently being adapted for the screen. Sandra has conducted creative writing workshops and courses across Australia for around 15 years. She was previously Lecturer in Literary Studies and Creative Writing at Charles Darwin University.
- The course is run entirely on an online interactive platform called Wet Ink (and we’ll give detailed instructions).
- Each month for three months, you will submit up to 1500 words in any genre. This might include: a short story; a selection of poetry; a section from your novel; or part of a screenplay. You may choose to work on different pieces each round, or to develop the one with multiple drafts–it’s up to you.
- The following week you’ll receive feedback from Sandra and your course mates.
- All participants will be given the opportunity to read and comment on writing from others in the group. While this process of giving feedback is optional, it is strongly encouraged. Participation will enrich the process overall and help you to reflect on and improve your own writing.
- Access to a computer and the internet is a requirement of this course.
Enroll by 7th December 2020 (course starts)
18th January 2021– first submission deadline
15th February 2021 – second submission deadline
15th March 2021 – third and final submission deadline
General – $180
Member – $150