Short Story Writing Short Course is on again

I've been away from Australia and neglecting this blog but I'm back in the saddle this month, writing from the comfort of the South Australian Writers Centre in the city of Adelaide, where I'm writer in residence until September. Thanks to some funding from Arts South Australia, I'll be more comfortable bcs I'll be less anxious about money for the duration of the residency. I'm also continuing to teach at Mockingbird Lounge, the casual monthly class (first Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm) and, beginning in September, I'm offering the short course in short story writing again, an excellent intensive for anyone who wants a crash course in how to write a story. The small group and supportive environment is well-suited for beginners or those dabbling in writing and want to gain some confidence or simply need a deadline so they can finish at least one story! Here are the details:

Specialising in Story: Short Story writing course
Over six sessions writers are guided through the fundamentals of storytelling such as characterisation, point of view, dialogue and metaphor. Each session includes writing exercises and reading, with opportunities for reflection and discussion. Participants learn more about their own writing by reading and critiquing the work of others. Extended writing exercises are completed at home between the fortnightly sessions. At the end of three months writers will have completed a a short story of up to 1000 words, gained a deeper understanding of the elements of writing fiction, and learnt more about their own writing practice. Resources include ‘A Reader’ and fortnightly handouts.

Where:     Mockingbird Lounge, 63a Broadway, Glenelg South
When:         2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of the month (7-9pm)
Course dates:    Sept 14 & 27, Oct 12 & 25, Nov 9 & 22
Group Size:    Maximum of 6
Investment:    $210, paid in advance

Registration    Register your interest by phone: 08 7007 2242 or

Please note that registration for this course closes on September 1st 2016. The course fee can be paid in person at Mockingbird Lounge or over the phone using a credit card.

A word from a previous participant:
 “I learned an enormous amount in the few short weeks that we had together at Mockingbird; not only about the writing process, but also about myself. Caroline has great insight and experience, which she uses to impart feedback in a constructive and honest way.”