FIRST DRAFT – NOVEL IN A YEAR: SETTING [Melbourne]
Saturday April 12, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Workshop Space (Level 4), The Wheeler Centre,
176 Little Lonsdale Street,
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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About the Show
Presented by: Arnold Zable
Writing about place involves the art of constructing scenes. You will explore techniques that bring a setting to life, whether it be an interior space or a landscape; urban or rural; present, past or future. Writing about place is an act of seeing, hearing and smelling, and of being fully present and immersed. Explore the research necessary to bring texture to a scene, the art of depicting the relationship between different characters and place, and the different points of view they bring.
Arnold Zable is an award-winning author whose work has ranged across many genres. His books include the memoir Jewels and Ashes, three novels – Café Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven and Sea of Many Returns – and two thematic short story collections, The Fig Tree and, most recently, Violin Lessons. He is also the author of numerous essays, stories, columns, feature articles and works for theatre.
The afternoon will be broken into two parts: a session with the tutor (10am-1pm) followed by a facilitated writing group (1pm-3pm).