Mosman Community College




Course ID 30213
Price $60.00 (GST included)
Status Module is finished.
Location 2/696 Military Road, Mosman
Tutor Keith Whelan
Sessions 1 session of 2 hours
Start date Saturday, 21 July 2018
Finish date Saturday, 21 July 2018
Time 9.30am - 11.30am

This workshop provides students with an understanding of all aspects of writing short stories in various genres. All styles and viewpoints contained within the short story form will be discussed. Through a series of Creative Writing exercises, students will explore different approaches to writing a short story.
The following will be discussed within the workshop:

Becoming a Writer - how writers work and how to develop creativity and discipline.

Narrator- Point of View - who's telling the story?

Character - the importance of characters in fiction, where they come from, and making them believable.

Setting - where your story takes place and why it's important.

How Time works in fiction - techniques to vary the pace of your story.

Structure - fitting the elements of your story together

About the presenter

Keith Whelan

I have worked for several national and local newspapers as well as freelancing and have been teaching creative writing for the past eight years in Ireland and Australia.

Amongst the libraries I have taught in are Wyong Shire Council, Cessnock City Council, The Hills Council, Hornsby Council, Burwood Council, Holroyd Library, Ashfield Library, Warringah Library City of Ryde Council and Port Stephens Council.

I have also conducted a Creative Writing as part of the John Hopkins CTYI Programme in the University of Limerick, Ireland as a ten week course and also as part of the curriculum at the Centre for Adult Education at the University of Limerick.

The course has also been included in several Library Programmes for Children's Book Festival and Writer's Weeks in Ireland. I also teach at the University of Sydney - Centre for Continuing Education, WEA Hunter, Central Coast Community College, Hornsby/Kur-un-gai Community College, Kur-un-gai Arts Centre, Newcastle Museum and Tuggerah Lakes Community College

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