Experimental Writing for Prose and Poetry

Dave Drayton

Saturday 19 October, 10am-4pm

Full Price: $195
Member: $135
Conc Member: $120

This experimental writing workshop will explore the ways in which rules are present in all our writing, and how a better understanding of these rules allows us to bend them, break them, or replace them with ones we create ourselves. Suitable for writers of poetry, fiction or non-fiction at all levels, this workshop will help anyone who wants to push their craft in unexpected directions.

The course will offer a brief overview of constrained and experimental writing. Participants will workshop ideas during the day, being guided through a number of experimental techniques that can help to combat writers block or find a new perspective on a piece.

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Expected Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain an understanding of how:

  1. Harsh laws can craft a paragraph as art that’s rampant, sharp, warm;
  2. The best sentences emerge when we set precedents, select letters and scheme;
  3. Inhibiting, strict writing is fixing things, inspiring ink-rich scribbles;
  4. How to control words for good books, or poor books, too; and
  5. Thus, shun such glum pulp; stunts usurp dumbstruck schmucks, pumps up lungs.

Participant Requirements

Pen and paper or fully charged device. Also feel free to bring along any dictionary you may have.

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