PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS NOW SOLD OUT. We will be announcing our 2016 Writers’ Workshop series very soon.

This day-long workshop is designed for those who wish to write seriously, but may be having difficulties in beginning or maintaining a focused creative writing practice.

‘So You Want To Write’ is a workshop designed to instil confidence in writers and to give them a renewed understanding of what is required to begin, continue or complete a writing project. Participants will come away with strategies to manage tendencies towards procrastination and self-doubt, and suggestions to assist and encourage creativity.

Through a series of dynamic writing exercises, personal feedback and key insights into the creative practice, this workshop will assist you in developing techniques to keep you motivated, disciplined in the lonely hours at your desk, and able to maintain a healthy and productive relationship with your writing.

Please bring your laptop or a writing pad – and come prepared for day of intensive writing, reflection and discussion, led by two experienced writers and industry professionals.

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Hannah Kent is the co-founder and publishing director of Kill Your Darlings. Her debut novel, Burial Rites (Picador; Little, Brown), has been translated into twenty-three languages and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Guardian First Book Award. It won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier’s People’s Choice Award, and has most recently been shortlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Hannah is currently working on her second novel.

Photo-of-Rebecca-Starford-2-300x300-1Rebecca Starford is the co-founder and publishing director of Kill Your Darlings. She is also an editor at Text Publishing and a former deputy editor at Australian Book Review. She was a founding member of the Stella Prize steering committee, and her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Age, and Weekend Australian. Her debut memoir, Bad Behaviour, was published by Allen & Unwin in March 2015.

Where: Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy 3065
When: Sunday, 8 November 2015
Time: 9am to 3pm
Price: $175 for KYD subscribers; $195 for non-subscribers


This is a day-long workshop. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided, and there is a 45-minute break for lunch. Fitzroy Library is close to public transport, and there is parking nearby. All participants also receive a goodie bag of books and resource material to keep you motivated long after the workshop has concluded. For further information, please email: [email protected]