$180/200 Wollongong Central, Lower Ground Gateway (near David Jones Food) 6-8.30pm, 15th March 2018
About the Class
Do you have a novel, story or the beginnings of a tale waiting to be put to paper?
Anxiety and procrastination are two of the biggest barriers to writing longer work.
In this workshop, using her ‘vomit a novella in 12 hours’ technique, Wollongong Writers Festival Founder Chloe Higgins will guide participants through the preparation, prompts and practices needed to put this into action and finish the course with a 10,000 draft.
This process and foundation for writing has proven to work in creating a writing practice, setting word goals and reaching draft stage in a planned but creative way. The course is designed to cement a regular writing practice, using your fellow group members as motivation and to toss ideas off each other.
After 8 weeks you will have well and truly developed the skill of committing to a writing practice, in a group setting!
The course requires commitment to the whole 8 weeks.
You can pay all upfront or in weekly installments.
What to bring: Your laptop! Thursday night trading means there are plenty of dinner options very close by.
Thursday 8th March
Thursday 15th March* last date you can join the group
Thursday 22nd March
*Note there is no class on Thursday 29th due to Easter
Thursday 5th April
Thursday 12th April
Thursday 19th April
Thursday 26th April
Thursday 3rd May
Chloe Higgins is the founder of Wollongong Writers Festival, and recently stepped down as Director to focus on her Creative Writing PhD. She was the 2016 Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre Emerging Writer-in-Residence and the Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Resident at Varuna for her novella ‘Infomercials for mixing bowls and treadmills’. Her work has appeared in Suburban Review, Prowlings, Lip mag, Tertangala, ZPlatt, Feminartsy and Kindling. In May 2017, she was named the winner of the inaugural Feminartsy Memoir Prize. Chloe has written a novella a year for the past five years and is currently writing a memoir of losing her two sisters in a car accident in 2005. She has taught creative writing at the University of Wollongong, the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre, EAGLE RAPS (Western Sydney youth education organisation), and the South Coast Writers Centre (SCWC Young Writers Program).