The Red Writing Workshop with Mark Tredinnick
A crash-course in grace led by acclaimed poet and essayist Mark Tredinnick.
The workshop draws on Mark’s inspirational writing guide, The Little Red Writing Book—and on his lifetime in letters.
Writing well takes both courage and craft. In his Thursday Morning Manifesto Mark puts it this way. “Don’t settle for writing anyone could make. Write the way you would be loved; write the way you would be governed, the way you’d want justice done. Write the way you’d like to be remembered.”
The course emphasises craft and draws lessons from fine writing. It’s for anyone who writes and wants to write better. It’s for poets and novelists, journalists and diarists. It’s for memoirists and nature writers, and it’s for published writers and beginners.
Here’s some of what you’ll learn.
- How to write the way no one else can—the way you speak, only better.
- Some shortcuts to grace
- The art of the sentence
- The art of the revision: how to draft and how to redraft; how to finish; how to go back and do it all again.
MARK TREDINNICK—the author of The Little Red Writing Book, The Little Black Book of Business Writing, Almost Everything I Know, Fire Diary, The Blue Plateau, and a dozen other works of poetry and prose—is a celebrated poet, essayist, and writing teacher. His bestselling books on the writing craft are used in schools and university writing programs and have inspired a generation of writers. His many honours include the Montreal and Cardiff Poetry Prizes, The Blake and Newcastle Poetry Prizes, two Premiers’ Literature Awards, and the Calibre Essay Prize. The Blue Plateau, his landscape memoir, shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Prize. Sir Andrew Motion has said of Mark’s work: “His is a bold, big-thinking poetry, in which ancient themes (especially the theme of or human relationship with landscape) are recast and rekindled.”
Two new collections of poetry, Walking Underwater and The Beginner’s Guide appear in 2019, and Mark is at work on Reading Slowly at the End of Time, a memoir of a reading life.
SATURDAY 5 October
9am – 1pm
Museum of Central Australia, 4 Memorial Ave, Gillen NT 0870
$40/$30 for members