“Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.”
The NSW Writers’ Centre is excited to open its Library of Unwritten Stories, a dynamic new program for young writers aged under 30 developing their skills in short story writing both through an engaging talks program and by establishing a writing group.
This will be a chance for young writers to meet each other, explore the potential for collaborative projects, be mentored by industry professionals and develop and test their own work. The short story is the perfect form for your young and emerging writers to begin perfecting their craft and experimenting with form.
The Library of Unwritten Stories will alternate weekly between talks from industry guests and the writing group meetings. Talks will focus on the short story with each guest will set a writing challenge for the next week’s meeting.
Talks will look at classic short stories, forms, structures, as well as the processes of submitting to literary magazines and competitions. Guests will include the Meredith Curnow (Knopf Vintage publisher at Random House Australia), Ryan O’Neil (Weight of the Human Heart, Black Inc.), Felicity Castagna (Small Indiscretions), Pip Smith (Penguin Plays Rough) and Bronwyn Mehan (Spineless Wonders)
The Library of Unwritten Stories is a partnership between the NSW Writers’ Centre and the City of Sydney Libraries
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