Upcoming Workshop Times & Events

It’s with a heavy heart I advise that, after much consideration, I have decided to cancel my upcoming creative writing workshops. This includes:

Adult Workshop:
– “Strong Beginnings” Mount Martha House on Sat 28 March.

School Holiday Children’s Workshops:
– “Mixing Your Words” Antipodes Bookstore on Tues 31 March
– “Cat Magic” Antipodes Bookstore

In light of the rapidly escalating CO-VID19 virus, and updated advice from the government and health authorities, I believe this decision is in the best interests of the health of our wider community.

One of the best things about StoryCraft, on this occasion proves to be a negative! My workshops are intimate environments that don’t align with the self-distancing policies that are considered best practice.

By now, everyone who has booked will have received an email, and for those that have pre-paid, I have requested to please contact me so I can provide your full refund asap.

I look forward to holding these workshops again in the future. I hope you all understand my position, and I hope to see you all next time.

In the meantime, keep writing, keep reading, and stay well!

With kind regards
Rebecca



Workshop – “Strong Beginnings”

This two-hour workshop is a great introduction into the importance of creating a high impact opening or beginning to your story.
A powerful opening line, paragraph, and chapter serves as a hook to catch your reader (or an editor or agent). You want to capture their attention right from the start, reel them in, and  and keep them turning pages!

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In ‘Strong Beginnings’ you’ll learn how to tap into the various elements that combine to make a riveting beginning, and how to keep that momentum going, as well as exploring ways to kick start your own 2020 writing goals. (Suitable for ages 16 – 116 years).

Date: Saturday, 28 March
Time: 10:00am – Midday
Location:
Room 26, Mount Martha House, Mount Martha
Cost: $45 per person – Includes morning tea (Max – 10 participants)

Easter School Holiday Workshops

WORKSHOP: Mixing Your Words
In this two-hour workshop kids will have the opportunity to express themselves through their writing in new and exciting ways. They’ll be painting mind pictures with words, using real illustrations from some of Australia’s most sought-after picture book illustrators, before taking on the challenge of the Mystery Writing Jar.

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From the power of illustration, to inventive responses to imaginative prompts, we’ll be breathing life into new characters and stories, and mixing it up for maximum fun! (Suitable for ages 8-12 years).

Date: Tuesday, 31 March
Time: 10:00am – Midday
Location: Antipodes Bookstore & Gallery, Sorrento

Cost: $30 per child (Max – 10 participants)


WORKSHOP: Cat Magic!
This ‘pawsome’ workshop explores fabulous felines that tread  the fictional catwalk to leap from classic to contemporary pages with tail-curling adventures and personalities. We’ll meet heroes like The Cheshire Cat, Crookshanks and Mrs Norris, Slinky Malinki, and The Ship’s Cat, as well as some of the colourful cast from ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by T S Eliot, before creating our very own cat characters and storylines.

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Did you know the best way to write about cats is to think like a cat? I’m not kitten around! Get ready to sharpen your claws as well as your pencils! (Suitable for ages 8-12 years).

Date: Tuesday, 7 April
Time: 10:00am – Midday
Location: Antipodes Bookstore & Gallery, Sorrento

Cost: $30 per child (Max – 10 participants)

For bookings, please email info@storycraftworkshops.com.au or use the contact form here