Thursday 31 October 2019

Carmel Hall, Cygnet


WIN One of Two Manuscript Assessments by David Owen

Purchase a ticket to Pitch to a Publisher or any TAF2019 Writing Masterclass or Workshop and you’re eligible to apply for one of two manuscript assessments by renowned Tasmanian writing teacher and author of the Pufferfish series, David Owen.

TAF2019 is offering a full day of seven one-hour introductory workshops for new or emerging writers seeking new pathways or established writers seeking inspiration. Have you ever wanted to understand how to:

- Write a screenplay?

- Be published in a literary magazine?

- Win a crime fiction short story competition?

- Smash out your next novel in one month with NaNoWriMo?

- Show your book love the modern way - on YouTube?

Choose one workshop, a combination or take a deep breath and plunge into an entire day of new ideas and knowledge.

All classes are $35, incl. GST, no discounts.

1. An Introduction to Writing for Literary Magazines, Alan Vaarwerk, Kill Your Darlings



Literary magazines and journals are hotbeds of emerging literary talent, and a fantastic way for emerging writers to build a writing practice and find an audience.

Join Kill Your Darlings editor Alan Vaarwerk for an overview of the litmag landscape, tips on what editors are looking for, and advice on everything from crafting a killer pitch to dealing with rejection.

2. An Introduction to Screen Writing, Chris Gallagher, Legend


How often have you come away from a film and wondered what made it so successful? What are the ingredients for telling compelling stories?

Chris Gallagher has worked across screen, theatre and literature as a producer and director for over thirty years. In this workshop you will learn the basics of writing compelling drama and the steps to think about if you want to write for screen.

3. An Introduction to Writing Short Stories, Dr Rosie Dub, Centre for Story


Though diverse in genre, style, structure and length, short stories are generally shaped around a single theme and a single unifying plot.

Join author, editor and mentor, Dr Rosie Dub, to learn a few short story writing techniques and experiment with using an epiphany as a starting point for your own story.

4. An Introduction to Short Story Competitions, Lindy Cameron, Sisters in Crime Australia


One of the most exciting pathways to writing glory is the short story competition. But what do they involve?

Join author, CEO of Clan Destine Press, President of Sisters in Crime and convener of the Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Competition, Lindy Cameron for the inside scoop on what to do - and what not to do - when submitting your word baby.

5. An Introduction to Writing Crime Fiction, Meggan Vann, Corella Press


TAF2019’s theme is Murder She Wrote, a celebration of crime, mystery and thriller fiction. It’s one of the most popular genres on the planet and a great starting point for many emerging writers. How is writing crime fiction different to writing a memoir or romance?

Join writer, former Director of the Queensland Writers Centre and head of Corella Press, Meggan Vann, to learn the basics of plotting your way to a criminally satisfying story.

6. An Introduction to BookTube – Modern Book Love for Readers, Cassandra Wunsch, Tasmanian Writers Centre


BookTubing… All the kids are doing it. How about you?

Join Cassandra Wunsch from TasWriters for the lowdown on how to become part of the international booklovers community sharing their thoughts, reviews and book recommendations online.

7. An Introduction to NaNoWriMo: Ready, Set, Go!, Monissa Whiteley, NaNoWriMo Tasmania


Are you ready to write? NaNoWriMo makes November one of the most exciting months on the writer’s calendar.

Join Monissa Whiteley of NaNoWriMo Tasmania to learn how to get involved, set your goal, stay motivated and be part of an international support network of writers cheering each other on to hit their word counts.

TAF2019 is offering a concurrent Masterclass Program on Thursday.

This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.