Short Fiction with A.S. Patrić: A KYD Writers Workshop (Melbourne)

Multi-Purpose Room 1, Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre, Carlton

Join Miles Franklin Award-winner A.S. Patrić in this unique writing course all about short fiction.

Though short stories can be the beginning point in a writer’s life, the short form is often the culmination of a career in literature too. Short stories afford us a unique perspective into the foundational elements of literary technique, but they can also provide a better understanding of how our developing craft evolves into art.

This course will guide writers towards a practical approach for developing an individual literary process and a functional daily practice. Participants will examine their own stories through exercises that will enable them to start on a new project, whether it’s a single story, a longer collection or any other literary endeavour. You will come away from this course with a firmer understanding of the fundamental principles of storytelling and the ever-evolving art of narrative expression.

Please bring your laptop or a writing pad, and – if you wish – your special work-in-progress. This will be a day of writing, reflection and discussion, led by an experienced, award-winning writer.

About the Teacher

A.S. Patrić’s debut novel, Black Rock White City, won the 2016 Miles Franklin, but before it won Australia’s most prestigious award he had published two story​ collections: Las Vegas for Vegans (shortlisted in the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards) and The Rattler & other stories. His stories have won the Ned Kelly Award and the Booranga Prize, and he has been twice published in Best Australian Stories. His third collection, The Butcherbird Stories (2018), is out now. 

This is a day-long workshop. Morning tea will be provided, and there is a 45-minute break for lunch. There is parking nearby, as well as cafes and restaurants. For further information, please email [email protected]


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