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So You Want To ... Find the Story

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KSP Writers' Centre

11 Old York Road

Greenmount

Perth, Western Australia 6056

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Writing workshop with Kaaron Warren, KSP Established Writer-in-Residence 2018

Saturday 19 May 2018, 1.00-4.00pm

$35 KSP and WAWU members, $50 others

This workshop as part of our 'So You Want To...' series is brought to you by the KSP Writers' Centre with support from the Shire of Mundaring as part of the 2018 National Year of Lifelong Learning. Tea and coffee provided.


So You Want To ... Find the Story

Every object tells a story. Some we know, such as the family heirlooms, or the items we’ve bought or received ourselves. Others we can imagine.

In this workshop we’ll look at a series of objects found and photographed in our streets, or collected from home or op shop, with the intention of developing character, plot and history for a short story or longer work.

We will discuss techniques for building a story from a single moment of inspiration, and enjoy imagining the past and future of our objects and the people who possess them.

Participants are welcome to bring objects to share with others, but there will be plenty provided.

Learning outcomes

Participants will consider the object from many angles. Where was it made? Who were the previous owners? Why was the object discarded? In this way we will build both character and plot, and, through discussion and assessment, end up with a draft of a short story or the spark for a longer piece.


About the Facilitator

Kaaron Warren published her first short story in 1993 and has had stories in print every year since. She has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Fiji, She’s sold many short stories, four novels (the multi-award-winning Slights, Walking the Tree, Mistification and The Grief Hole) and six short story collections. Her most recent novel, The Grief Hole, won a Canberra Critic’s Circle Award for Fiction, a Ditmar Award, the Australian Shadows Award and the Aurealis Award. Her stories have appeared in Australia, the US, the UK and elsewhere in Europe, and have been selected for both Ellen Datlow’s and Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Anthologies.

Her next short story collection is “Primer #2: Kaaron Warren: Exploring Dark Fiction” from Dark Moon Books

She has stories upcoming in Ellen Datlow’s “Mad Hatter’s and March Hares”, “Looming Low” from Dim Shores, Nate Pederson’s “Sisterhood”, Cemetery Dance’s Dark Screams series, and “Bitter”, a novella, from Cemetery Dance.

Kaaron was a Fellow at the Museum for Australian Democracy, where she researched prime ministers, artists and serial killers. In 2018 she will be Established Artist in Residence at Katharine Susannah Prichard House in Western Australia. She’s taught workshops in haunted asylums, old morgues and second hand clothing shops and she’s mentored several writers through a number of programs.

Kaaron works two days a week in a second hand bric a brac shop, which provides her with endless ideas for stories.

She will be Guest of Honour at the World Fantasy Convention in 2018, New Zealand’s Lexicon and Stokercon in Michigan in 2019.

You can find her at http://kaaronwarren.wordpress.com/ and she Tweets @KaaronWarren


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is a bus stop directly outside the Centre on Old York Road. The Centre is located on a residential street and looks like any other house: look for the 'Katharine’s Place' wooden plaque sign and bright green letterbox out front. Parking is available in the brick driveway and in front of the hedge, also on the upper gravel level (to the right of the house) and along the street. Overflow parking can be found down the gravel driveway to the immediate left of the house (look for the No Thoroughfare sign); please drive down here slowly.

What should I bring to the event?
Bring an exercise book and pen or pencil, and water bottle if desired. Laptops/tablets also welcome.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Phone the KSP Writers' Centre office 08 9294 1872 or email kspf@iinet.net.au

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Sorry, tickets cannot be transferred.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Check your name off at the door.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?
Please visit the KSP Writers' Centre website to view the Cancellation Policy: http://www.kspwriterscentre.com/workshops

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Perth, Western Australia 6056

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