New Short Stories by Australian Writers

This course is based upon The Best Australian Stories – 2007 a collection of stories selected by Robert Drewe and shows us that the short story is still alive and well. Not all of us like the same types of stories, appreciate the same styles of writing, or approve of new trends in language, so a collection such as this is a good way to look at what is being written now; there is something for everyone. You will be introduced to old and new writers, to a variety of themes and can make up our own minds about where literature is heading. Be amused, angered, saddened, even made euphoric by this collection as we spend 5 units exploring this timeless genre, and discover why short stories remain so popular.

Course Tutor
Judy Hartshorne

Supplied Course Material
Robert Drewe, The Best Australian Stories – 2007
Course Booklet

Units & Pricing
5 units / $68 per person

Course Code for Enrolment

Getting Started
1. Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. There are many existing groups that welcome new members. If you wish to start a new group to suit your situation WEA can help you, please note that a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.
2. Arrange the meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.
3. Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

How to Enrol
1. First check the availability of your selection by contacting WEA Sydney. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices).
2. Indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.
3. Download and fill out a copy of the WEA Sydney Discussion Group Program Enrolment Form and send it to the Discussion Group Co-ordinator to enrol.

Please note that additional postage (Cash on Delivery) for receiving course material will be required.