Story in Six Weeks with Mary Anne Butler

“Mary Anne is one of the best teachers of writing I’ve ever come across” ,“This was a brilliant series of workshops”, “It’s a fantastic course and Mary Anne’s a fantastic teacher – she really is one of the best I’ve ever had in the writing world. I’m in awe now of how far my work has come in these 6 (ok, 7) weeks” – Participant feedback, Story in Six Weeks 2023

This engaging online workshop series with award-winning author Mary Anne Butler, supports participants to produce a solid narrative map from which to complete their longer form story, novel, novella, memoir or stage play. Sessions will cover essential skills of the craft including character, voice, theme, narrative stakes, plot, structure, dialogue and nailing down a central question to guide you through the work.

Sun 27 Oct, 2pm – 5pm (ACST)
Sun 3 Nov, 2pm – 5pm (ACST)
Sun 10 Nov, 2pm – 5pm (ACST)
Sun 17 Nov, 2pm – 5pm (ACST)
Sun 24 Nov, 2pm – 5pm (ACST)
Sun 1 Dec, 2pm – 5pm (ACST)

Mary Anne Butler’s plays have won the Victorian Prize for Literature, Victorian Premier’s Drama Award, Shane and Cathryn Brennan Prize for Playwriting, a stage AWGIE and two NT Chief Minister’s Book of the Year Awards. She’s been nominated for the Griffin Theatre Award and twice for the Nick Enright Award [NSW Literary Awards]. Mary Anne is a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow, Arts NT Fellow, Winston Churchill Fellow, Regional Arts Fellow and Asialink Fellow. She holds an MPhil in Creative Writing, MEd in Arts Education, and is undertaking a PhD in Literature, investigating how we write hope into the realist literature of the Anthropocene.