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From Little Things, Big Things Grow with Tracy Sorensen

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Gang Gang Gallery

206 Main Street, Lithgow

Lithgow, NSW 2780

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Sometimes it’s the telling detail that opens a whole world. The chink of a bead curtain separating the hall from the dining room, a wooden salad bowl, a biro in a man’s pocket, shorts paired with long socks, the tiny Crazy Camel Train toys found in the bottom of Kellogs Cornflakes packets in 1969 … these are just some of the tiny concrete details that were woven into my novel, The Lucky Galah (Picador, 2018). In this workshop, we will look at examples of how tiny details can be the starting point for creating meaningful worlds. There will be plenty of time for discussion, writing exercises and giving and receiving feedback.

Participants are welcome to email a sample of their writing, not exceeding 500 words, a week in advance. This will give Tracy a sense of your writing style.

Tracy Sorensen is a novelist, freelance journalist, and video maker based in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Her novel, The Lucky Galah (Picador 2018), was longlisted for the 2018 Independent Booksellers Award and shortlisted for the Readings Prize for new Australian fiction. Her feature-length documentary, Songs for Kate (2013, distributed by Ronin Films), is about the creation of a chamber opera about the last days of bushranger Ned Kelly’s sister. She has worked as a journalist for companies such as Fairfax and Rural Press and is also published in literary journals such as Meanjin. Over the past ten years she has taught writing, journalism, and documentary making at TAFE and at Charles Sturt University. She is currently completing a PhD in crochet and climate change communication (yes, they can go together – the small is a doorway into the large!).

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