April 29, 2017


So You Want to Write: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

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10am to 4pm
Multi-Purpose Room 2, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC
$179 for KYD subscribers; $199 for non-subscribers

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. 

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

About the Teachers

Photo-of-Rebecca-Starford-2-300x300Rebecca Starford is the co-founder and publishing director of Kill Your Darlings, a writer and freelance editor. She has worked at Text Publishing, Affirm Press and Australian Book Review. She was a founding member of the Stella Prize steering committee, and her writing has appeared in the GuardianAge, and Weekend Australian. Her debut memoir, Bad Behaviour, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2015.

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 23 languages and 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. Hannah’s second novel, The Good People, was published in October 2016.



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