Your Beautiful Book with Natalie Sprite
Writing is an act of love. To write well, we have to pay attention and paying attention is one of the purest ways to love. Spend a weekend diving deep to create work that matters.
We will use literary and meditation exercises to help you write your story with power and authenticity. You will be supported in finding your themes, your voice and the spine of the story. You will also learn practical tools for to where to start and how to finish.
Over two days, we will explore:
- the elements that make a powerful scene;
- character and plot and how they work together
- pacing and structuring your story;
- productivity and empowerment tools for writers.
You will leave the weekend with a solid body of work, the shape of your story mapped out, and a way forward to write the book that only you can write.
Natalie Sprite was short-listed for the 2002 Australian/Vogel Literary Award for her novel Grace Notes. In 2004, Natalie appeared at the Sydney Writers’ Festival as part of a showcase of Best New Regional Writers. Her work was short-listed for both the 2008 and 2009 Marian Eldridge Awards. Natalie’s short stories have been published in literary journals and anthologies such as Australian Award Winning Writing. Her work has won several literary prizes, including the ABC Open fiction price and the NT Literary Awards. She is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships including Australia Council grants for literature and music, Varuna fellowships, an Asialink fellowship in Indonesia and a 2018 mentorship with the Australian Society of Authors. Natalie lives on a small island off the coast of Queensland, where she has just built her own home.
This is a hands-on workshop. Come ready to write.
Darwin Sailing Club
10am – 3pm
January 11 and 12, 2020
$100 Full, $60 Members, Click here to book.