Writing Workshops

Ballarat Writers have launched their 2013 Workshops

Based on the success of previous years the writing workshops are back with a range of topics to inspire writers of all levels and genres.


This year’s workshop facilitator is local author and poet Karen Sparnon.

Karen has twenty-five years teaching experience and a PhD in Professional Writing and Editing. Her first novel, Madonna of the Eucalypts, was published by Text Publishing in 2006. It was translated and published overseas, and in 2007 won the Grollo Ruzzene Foundation Prize for Writing about ltalians in Australia. She has recently completed her second novel, which is again set between Italy and Australia, and is at work on her third novel.


Workshop topics include:

February 23rd Continuing the Mythic Journey, exploring the emotional arc.

March 23rd, Struck by Lightning, exploring how creativity works, and how to make it work for you.

April 20th, How to deal with your characters emotional lives, outlining how to add depth and create compelling characters.

June 15th, To plot or not to plot – that is the question, determining key structural conventions within fiction.

July 13th, Shaping life into life writing, for writers working on biography, autobiography and life writing.

August 10th Just when you thought it was finished, looking at what writers should focus on when drafting and re-drafting.


For the complete detail of each of these workshops, session times and locations visit www.ballaratwriters.com


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