Rewilding the Short Story
Do you have a story to tell but don’t know how to start? Have you written a story that needs a fresh reworking? Inspired by the techniques of writers from storytelling cultures across the world, this workshop with author Roanna Gonsalves will aim to build writerly toolkits to help us take apart some well-known short stories, find out what makes them work and then use them to rewild our own stories in new ways.
We will focus on the use of fresh language, and on interesting methods to structure a story. Wicked and virtuosic writers from around the globe will be our muses. Come prepared to do lots of writing.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Storytelling ideas from different cultures
- Ways to write beyond clichés
- Ways to work with structure
Pen and paper or preferred device for writing. Please ensure your device is charged.
About the tutor
Roanna Gonsalves (PhD, UNSW) is the author of The Permanent Resident (UWAP), published in India as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney (Speaking Tiger). The book won the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Multicultural Prize 2018 and was longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award. Her four-part radio documentary series, On the Tip of a Billion Tongues (ABC RN Earshot) is a socio-political portrayal of contemporary […]