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Short Story Writing
Saturday 11th November
Through close examination of a cross section of published short stories we will examine what makes a short story compelling. How to attract and maintain the reader’s attention, how to approach the first draft and how to edit ready for submission will all be discussed. We will concentrate both on the form overall and pay close attention to our sentences. You are welcome to bring a short story you intend to submit to the Newcastle Short Story Award as HWC has no communication with the judges as regards submissions.
Your tutors: Karen Crofts and Dr William Pascoe
Dr William (Bill) Pascoe is a Digital Humanities specialist at the University of Newcastle - both the Centre For 21st Century Humanities and the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing. His education is in English, creative writing, semiotics and philosophy and his work is in eResearch focusing on web and software development projects with experience across finance, water engineering, science, health and humanities.
Karen Crofts is Director of Hunter Writers Centre. She has judged many short story writing competitions including The Newcastle Herald short story competition (4 times), the FAW short story competition, Catchfire Press entries for ‘Home is the Hunter’ anthology, ‘She: True Stories’ writing competition, and she co-selects / awards the Hunter Writers Centre prize in the annual Grieve writing competition which she established in 2012. Karen regularly teaches creative writing for Newcastle and Lake Macquarie libraries, Scone Writers festival, in Hunter high schools and the creative writing series program at HWC. Karen holds a masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Newcastle where she wrote a collection of short stories around food. She subsequently won awards for her short stories and it is her favourite form of writing.
The exact address of the workshop venue will be provided after registration. You will be sent an email on Tuesday 7th November confirming your booking and advising what to bring.
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