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The Little Red Writing Workshop with Mark Tredinnick

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B Block Hall

Gorman Arts Centre

55 Ainslie Avenue

Braddon, ACT 2612

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The Little Red Writing Workshop is a crash-course in style, craft and grace for everyone who writes and wants to write better

Writing better means getting out of your own way, so that you write the book that only you can write. For that, you need both technique and courage. The Little Red Writing Workshop is a gentle intensive in technique (most of the technique is sentence making, and that’s what most of this course is about), and it’s a shortcourse in courage. A course for creative writers and functional writers, beginners through more experienced practitioners.

  • How to write the way you speak, how to sound like yourself—only better.

  • Three or four shortcuts to style and grace: less is more; short words are best; the soul loves the particular; the active trumps the passive.

  • Sentence craft: the long and the short; the plain and the fancy; the bad and the good and the beautiful.

  • The art of the draft: How to plan; how to begin; how to carry on; how to end (and how to know when to). The art of the redraft: how to go back and do it all again…and again…and again.

  • Creative writing and functional writing, and how most of the same rules apply to both.

Participants are welcome to bring a very short sample of some writing they’d like guidance on.

About the Tutor

Mark Tredinnick is an internationally acclaimed poet, essayist, and creative writing teacher. His honours include the Montreal Poetry Prize, two Premiers’ Literary Prizes and most recently the 2016 ACU Poetry Prize and 2017 Ron Pretty Poetry Prize . He is the author of The Little Red Writing Book, The Blue Plateau, Fire Diary, and Almost Everything I Know.

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