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 is the author of The Permanent Resident, winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Multicultural Prize 2018, and longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award 2018. It is on several lists of must-read books, and on the syllabi of university courses. Her work has been compared to the work of Alice Munro and Jhumpa […]