Starting Blocks with Sandra Thibodeaux
Got a great idea for a novel but don’t know where to start? Always dabbled in poetry but need a little guidance? Are you sitting on a fascinating life story but the task of writing it down seems daunting? Starting Blocks is a hands-on workshop that will take you through the basic elements of creative writing, such as description, character, plot, structure, dialogue and voice, as we explore how to draw a reader in and keep them there. The workshop will be tailor-made to the participants and, as such, is open to writers of any genre.
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 over 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, and is currently being adapted for the screen. Sandra has conducted creative writing workshops and courses across Australia for over 15 years. She was previously Lecturer in Literary Studies and Creative Writing at Charles Darwin University.
March 14, 10am – 1pm
Timor Room, Level 2 Harbour View Plaza, 8 McMinn Street
Price: Full $80, Member $50
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