Are you Australia's next great writer?

Monday, 4 February 2002

Time is running out to enrol in an Adelaide University creative writing workshop hosted by some of Australia's finest writers.

The three-day masterclass series will be held later this month as a lead up to the Adelaide Festival, and is aimed at emerging creative writers.

Patrick White Award recipient and Foundation Professor of Creative Writing at Adelaide University Tom Shapcott hosts the first masterclass on Monday, February 25.

Titled Writing Now, the masterclass will look to other writers' works for inspiration and begin to tap the 'computer bank' of the mind, encouraging participants to write from experience and what you know.

Vogel Award winning author and Adelaide University lecturer Eva Sallis hosts the Imagination masterclass on Tuesday, February 26.

She will introduce three exciting and challenging exercises for the imagination, which will assist in playing with invention and to warm up, stretch and exercise your imagination.

Writer and editor Jan Harrow hosts the Revision and Development masterclass on Wednesday, February 27. Until recently she taught creative writing at the University of New Hampshire and the University of North Carolina/Asheville.

She will look at what to do once participants' ideas are on paper: expanding and compressing language, changing point of view, creating tension and moving from passive to active voice.

Intending participants should be emerging creative writers of some writing experience, but not necessarily published. They should come prepared to write, and to read and discuss their work. Participants are able to attend individual classes or all three.

Applications are competitive and close soon, and there is also a quota. For more information, contact Eva Sallis at Adelaide University's Department of English on (08) 8303 5130, or email


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