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University of Canberra

Bruce, ACT 2617

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An intensive creative writing workshop

Join two award-winning writers, Paul Collis and Lisa Fuller, for a FREE 6-day writing intensive in July 2018 for new and emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers. Paul and Lisa will ground you in the writing process from an Aboriginal perspective and help you get started on your own writing. The workshop is suitable for those who would like to start or develop their creative writing, or who want to learn creative approaches for any writing task, including writing essays.

Attendance is flexible - come on the days you can. The intensive is scheduled for Sunday to Tuesday across two weeks, to make attendance possible for those with different commitments. Attendance is limited by the room size, so make sure you book your spot!

For inquiries, please contact jen.crawford@canberra.edu.au.

Dates and times

Week 1: 9:30am to 2:30pm, 8, 9 and 10th July 2018 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Week 2: 9:30am to 2:30pm, 15, 16 and 17th July 2018 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Locations

University of Canberra, Building 20.

Sunday and Monday sessions will be in room 20A1 (Level A, Building 20).

Tuesday sessions (10th and 17th) will be in the room next door - 20A2 (Level A, Building 20).

Reading Evening

As part of this intensive, Paul and Lisa will be hosting a Reading Night for participants to share their work with each other as well as family and friends.This event will be held at Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St, 5-7 pm on Wednesday, July 18th. Visit our Eventbrite page at https://bit.ly/2JpX0sb for (free) tickets to the reading.

Food and drink

Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided at the intensive. Lunch won't be provided, but there are fridges and microwaves on site for those who want to bring their food. There are also a number of excellent cafes and restaurants at the University of Canberra to choose from.

Getting there

For a map of the university, including car parking options, please see the university website: https://www.canberra.edu.au/maps/parking

About Paul Collis and Lisa Fuller

Dr Paul Collis is a Barkindji person from Bourke, on the Darling River in north-west New South Wales. He studied Communications at the University of Canberra, earned his doctorate and is now a researcher and teacher within UC’s Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. His novel Dancing Home was the winner of the 2016 David Unaipon Award, published in 2017 by the University of Queensland Press. Other recent writings appear in leading national literary journals including Rabbit, Arena and Westerly. He is an experienced teacher of creative writing and Indigenous studies, and has served as advisor and trainer for bodies including the Galambany Circle Sentencing Court, the Australian Public Service Commission and Wiradjuri Preschool.

Lisa Fuller is a Wuilli Wuilli woman from Eidsvold, Queensland, currently doing her PhD: ‘Stepping lightly: one Murri researcher/creator, her community and the academy’. She recently won the 2017 David Unaipon Award for an Unpublished Indigenous Writer, the 2018 Varuna Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship and was as a joint winner of the 2018 Copyright Agency Fellowships for First Nations Writers. She has been published in Etchings Indigenous: Treaty (2011), By Close of Business (Us Mob Writing 2013), VerityLa’s Ochre Lines (2017) and Too Deadly: our voice, our way, our business (2017). An editor and publisher by trade, she is passionate about culturally appropriate writing and publishing.

About the Story Ground Project

The Story Ground Research Project is the work of members of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. It is supported by a grant from the Indigenous Languages and Arts Program within the Commonwealth Department of Communications and the Arts. The project explores the meeting of Indigenous Australian story practices and the teaching of creative writing. It considers how this meeting can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and lift cultural competency across the university community. To do this, the project entwines creative and traditional research with teaching and community outreach.


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