Short fiction with Sam Carmody
“You become a different writer when you approach a short story. When things are not always having to represent other things, you find real human beings begin to cautiously appear on your pages” – Zadie Smith
The short story remains a popular and potent literary form. It is also the most competitive category in the NT Literary Awards (submissions open March 18 and close April 29). In this workshop, you will explore the elements that give the short story its visceral power, and work towards a story of your own.
Sam Carmody is an award-winning songwriter and novelist, originally from Geraldton, Western Australia. His essays and short fiction have been published widely online and in print, including in ABC’s The Drum, Arts Hub, Griffith Review and The Review of Australian Fiction. His first novel The Windy Season was long-listed for the Indie Book Award, shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award and Territory Read Book Awards and won the Readings Prize for New Australia fiction.
Date: Saturday, March 30
Venue: Timor Room, 2nd Floor, Harbour View Plaza, 8 McMinn Street, Darwin
Cost: $70/$35 NTWC members
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