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2012 PROGRAM BY TYPE: Workshops
Saturday, May 12 2012
Thrill and Kill Code: W1  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

Bring out the thriller in you in this workshop with L.A. Larkin.

Saturday, May 12 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Chewing It Over Code: W2  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Food,

Helen Greenwood explores the different genres of food writing.

Saturday, May 12 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Sunday, May 13 2012
Doin’ Crime Code: W3  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

How much insider knowledge do you need to make your crime plot look authentic? A workshop with P.M. Newton.

Sunday, May 13 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Rediscovering Rhetoric with Neil James  * SOLD OUT * Code: W4  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

Neil James explores the ancient art of persuasion.

Sunday, May 13 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Monday, May 14 2012
Unmaking the Rules  * SOLD OUT * Code: W7  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction

Kirsten Tranter examines preconceptions about what writers should and shouldn't do.

Monday, May 14 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Skeletons and Dirty Linen  * SOLD OUT * Code: W5  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir

Eileen Naseby demonstrates a new technique to plot the emotional complexities of family relationships.

Monday, May 14 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Masterclass: Malcolm Knox on Non-fiction  * SOLD OUT * Code: W6  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Fiction,

Malcolm Knox presents an exclusive Masterclass in writing non-fiction. By application only.

Monday, May 14 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $210/$200
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Introduction to Fiction  * SOLD OUT * Code: W8  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction

Join Roland Fishman for an introduction to fiction writing.

Monday, May 14 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Tuesday, May 15 2012
Resurrecting the Past  * SOLD OUT * Code: W11  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres:

Paul Ham explains the essential components of writing popular narrative history.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Travel Narratives: Taking the Next Step  * SOLD OUT * Code: W10  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Travel, Biography & Memoir,

Learn the craft of storytelling in literary travel memoir with Claire Scobie.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Masterclass: Kate Forsyth on Fantasy  * SOLD OUT * Code: W9  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Fiction,

Kate Forsyth presents an exclusive Masterclass in writing fantasy. By application only.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $210/$200
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Wednesday, May 16 2012
Shaping Your Story  * SOLD OUT * Code: W13  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction, Publishing Industry

Editor Nicola O’Shea shows you how character and plot are key elements in story structure.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Throwing Soft Bombs: The Making of a Poem  * SOLD OUT * Code: W14  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Poetry

Mark Tredinnick explores the disciplines of beauty entailed in creating a poem.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Masterclass: Ursula Dubosarsky on YA  * SOLD OUT * Code: W12  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction, Young Adult

Ursula Dubosarsky presents an exclusive Masterclass in writing for young adults. By application only.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $210/$200
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Fine-Tuning Your First Chapter  * SOLD OUT * Code: W15  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: , Fiction, Publishing Industry

Editor Nicola O’Shea shows you how to to revise and vitalise your first chapter.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Keeping It Real: Creative Non-fiction  * SOLD OUT * Code: W16  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, History

Mark Tredinnick presents a workshop in the art of literary non-fiction.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Thursday, May 17 2012
How to Commit a Thrilling Crime  * SOLD OUT * Code: W20  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

Kathryn Fox shows you how to commit thrilling crime.

Thursday, May 17 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Masterclass: Nancy Doherty on Editing Code: W17  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Fiction,

International editor Nancy Doherty presents an exclusive Masterclass in editing. By application only.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $210/$200
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
The Forest for the Trees: Writers & Publishing in 2012  * SOLD OUT * Code: W18  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Historical Fiction, , Fiction

Chad Harbach, Paul Baggaley (Picador UK), Elliot Perlman and other industry identities speak on the state of publishing today.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $35/$25
State Library of NSW, Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Travel Writing in the 21st Century  * SOLD OUT * Code: W19  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Travel, Biography & Memoir,

Learn how to navigate through the new world of travel writing with Claire Scobie.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Friday, May 18 2012
Short Fiction in the Age of e-Publication  * SOLD OUT * Code: W22  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction

Rodney Hall teaches techniques of fiction tailor-made for delivery on e-platforms.

Friday, May 18 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Masterclass: Steven Carroll on Fiction  * SOLD OUT * Code: W21  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Fiction,

Steven Carroll presents an exclusive Masterclass in writing fiction. By application only.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $210/$200
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Women On Top  * SOLD OUT * Code: W23  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction

International bestselling author Toni Jordan explores the essentials of cool chick lit.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Writing Memoir with Alice Pung  * SOLD OUT * Code: W24  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir,

Alice Pung explores weaving emotional truths around historical fact.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Saturday, May 19 2012
Warning: Incredibly Graphic! Code: W25  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction, Art & Design

An introductory workshop to graphic novels with renowned industry insider Chewie Chan.

Saturday, May 19 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Just Funny with Andy Griffiths  * SOLD OUT * Code: W26  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Young Adult, Fiction

Andy Griffiths shows you the tricks to tickling the tiniest funnybones!

Saturday, May 19 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Life Sentence with David Brooks  * SOLD OUT * Code: W27  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction

Form, structure, sentence and plot with acclaimed writer David Brooks.

Saturday, May 19 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Scratch That Itch: How to Begin Writing  * SOLD OUT * Code: W28  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction

Deborah Robertson shows you how to break down anxiety and explore memory and imagination.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Unexploded Diagrams with Mal Peet Code: W29  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction, Young Adult

International YA superstar Mal Peet teaches how to write fiction for young adults.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
The Secret Life of Poetry  * SOLD OUT * Code: W30  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Poetry

David Brooks leads a workshop on improving your poetry skills.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Monday, May 21 2012
CBCA Junior Masterclass with Libby Gleeson  * SOLD OUT * Code: W31  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult, Fiction

A workshop for young writers aged 9 to 13 years presented by Libby Gleeson.

Monday, May 21 2012 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $70
State Library of NSW, McDonalds Room, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Tuesday, May 22 2012
CBCA Junior Masterclass with Richard Harland Code: W32  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult, Fiction

A workshop for young writers aged 9 to 13 years presented by Richard Harland.

Tuesday, May 22 2012 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $70
State Library of NSW, McDonalds Room, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Wednesday, May 23 2012
CBCA Junior Masterclass with Deborah Abela  * SOLD OUT * Code: W33  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult, Fiction

A workshop for young writers aged 9 to 13 years presented by Deborah Abela.

Wednesday, May 23 2012 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $70
State Library of NSW, McDonalds Room, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >